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Max Weber : The Lawyer as Social Thinker - Stephen P. Turner

Max Weber

The Lawyer as Social Thinker

Paperback Published: 22nd September 1994
ISBN: 9780415114523
Number Of Pages: 216

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"Max Weber" is the first account of the way in which Weber appropriated and modified sources in the legal tradition in which he was trained, to construct his sociology. It leads directly to a new understanding of Weber's intent and his relations to the tradition of social and political theory. The book takes the reader into the heart of Weber's conceptualizations of action and social science, without ever giving the impression that these are rarefied and marginal issues. This is an important book for understanding the significance of one of the key sociologists of the 20th century.

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"In this important and original book, Factor and Turner discover a new intellectual context for Max Weber's sociology.." -"Ethics "Beautifully structured and written ... it establishes its thematics and points so effectively that it is bound to become a very frequent reference source.." -Martin Albrow, Roehampton Institute "This book makes an original and substantial (though by no means uncontroversial) contribution to the philosophically oriented literature on Max Weber." -"Contemporary Sociology

Introductionp. 1
Common Starting Points: The World Created by Purpose and the Concept of Actionp. 13
Interests and Idealsp. 45
The Commands of Moralityp. 68
Authority: States, Charisma, and Rechtp. 93
Causep. 119
Abstractionp. 136
Epiloguep. 166
Appendix: Weber's classification of actionp. 178
Notesp. 179
Bibliographyp. 191
Indexp. 197
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ISBN: 9780415114523
ISBN-10: 0415114527
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 22nd September 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1