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Romance and reason : ontological and social sources of alienation in the writings of Max Weber

Author: Andrew M Koch
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this new biography, Andrew M. Koch argues that Weber's understanding of the Enlightenment, in all its epistemological and ontological structures, conveys the Enlightenment itself as an alienating worldview. As a result, Koch contends, the full depth of Weber's body of work has yet to be excavated and studied. Romance and Reason is an analysis of the genesis of the concept of alienation and, in an imaginative and
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Koch, Andrew M., 1953-
Romance and reason.
Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, ©2006
(OCoLC)654685508
Named Person: Max Weber; Max Weber; Max Weber
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew M Koch
ISBN: 0739111019 9780739111017 0739113089 9780739113080
OCLC Number: 60839302
Description: xi, 244 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Max Weber and alienation --
The historical roots of Weber's view of alienation --
Max Weber's methodology : the limits of human knowledge --
Max Weber's ontology : the limits of the individual --
Rationality and the roots of social alienation --
Rationality and capitalism --
Bureaucracy and formal rationality --
Conclusions regarding Weber, alienation, and human subjectivity.
Responsibility: Andrew M. Koch.
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Alienation, as a theme, deeply pervaded both the work and life of Max Weber. In this book, the author analyzes the genesis of the concept of alienation and then, in an imaginative turn, works to  Read more...

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