publication . Article . 2001

Weber and Taylor on Values and Modernity

Reckling, Falk;
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  • Published: 01 May 2001 Journal: European Journal of Social Theory, volume 4, pages 153-176 (issn: 1368-4310, eissn: 1461-7137, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
Abstract
The writings of Weber and Taylor have some strong affinities. Both start from the anthropological idea that man evaluates his position in the world and constitutes the social world by values. Their analyses of values aim at an understanding of those intersubjective meanings that have constituted western modernity. But, at the same time, their anthropological starting point leads to different interpretations of modernity. Historically, both argue that rationalization (as instrumental rationality) is one of the most influential Kulturbedeutung of modernity. Weber's thesis of rationalization is, however, entangled in a paradox. Overemphasizing the rationalized elem...
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free text keywords: rationalization, values, Sociology and Political Science, Epistemology, Modernity, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Individuation, Causality, Anthropology, Rationalization (psychology), Subjectivity, Social science, Rationality, Philosophy, Everyday life, Expressivism
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publication . Article . 2001

Weber and Taylor on Values and Modernity

Reckling, Falk;