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The Vocation Lectures: Science as a Vocation/Politics as a Vocation

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Originally published separately, Weber's Science as a Vocation and Politics as a Vocation stand as the classic formulations of his positions on two related subjects that go to the heart of his thought: the nature and status of science and its claims to authority; and the nature and status of political claims and the ultimate justification for such claims. Together in this ...more
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Published March 15th 2004 by Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. (first published July 1st 1905)
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Carlos
El libro se divide en dos partes: la política como vocación, en la que Weber analiza las cualidades que debe reunir alguien que quiera implicarse en la política; y la ciencia como vocación, en la que explica el sentido de la ciencia. Esta segunda parte es más divulgativa, con menos repercusión que lo que se puede extraer de la parte política, en la que hay muy buenas perlas. No se trata de un libro propiamente, sino la reproducción de dos lecturas que dio Weber.

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LauraT
Due saggi fondamentali nella sociologia moderna. Certo, di non facile lettura ...
Juan Pablo
Quizás soy injusto dándole 4 estrelas a este libro (originalmente, una conferencia) porque en verdad Weber es un gran pensador, pero tiene una parte que a mi no me enganchó mucho, donde analiza las distintas formas históricas que ha tomado la política, lo que ha llevado a su "profesionalización".
Especialmente notables son las primeras 10 páginas, donde define la poítica y el Estado (y ahí su famosa frase: "El Estado es aquella asociación que dentro de un territorio determinado tiene el monopolio
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Katie Clemm
I enjoyed this book more than The Communist Manifesto and thought it had some interesting points. Well written, but I think it falls into the category of not being specific enough. If the theories were more in-depth, I think it would have been stronger.
Nicoleta
Acestaa fost primul tex de pregatit pentru seminarul de Relatii Internationale (in engleza desigur) si care ne-a traumatizat ingrozitor pe toti un semestru intreg. Aici Weber are un limbaj destul de greoi (desi se spune ca ar fi cel mai accesibil text al lui) si este destul de greu sa-l intelegi.
Singurul lucru cu care am ramas in uma lui a fost tipurile de legitimitate, pe care le descrie si pe care am reusit sa le inteleg de la el. In rest nada. Bine, ca pana la sfarsitul facultatii ni se parea
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Kara
I actually was given a copy of "Politics as a Vocation" that doesn't include "Science", so technically I've only read half of this book. What I did read, however, was excellent. Weber's thoughts on politics and power changed the way I think about modern history and current events.
Misarweth
Bon, plutôt sociologie que philosophie.
Recueil de deux discours.
On y trouve ce qu'on sait a priori de lui, mais en mieux expliqué (tout est toujours mieux que les a priori) : désenchantement du monde, domination etc.
Thiago Carlos
É um clássico da literatura política mundial, max weber realmente dá uma aula de Ciência Política, nessas poucas páginas, um mestre na arte da política.

Nota: 7,5
William Fouletier
LA DEFINITION DE L'HOMME POLITIQUE ET DES PARTIS POLITIQUES MODERNES, UNE ETUDE COMPAREE PASSIONNANTE.
Brad
Classic commencement speeches from the great Max Weber. What are you going to do with your life?
Alexandra Sundarsingh
Dense. Complex. Difficult. Excellent food for thought.
teleprolet
„Man lebt entweder für die Politik oder von ihr.“
Anamaria Badica
O traducere perfectibila
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Maximilian Carl Emil Weber was a German lawyer, politician, historian, sociologist and political economist, who profoundly influenced social theory and the remit of sociology itself. His major works dealt with the rationalization, bureaucratization and 'disenchantment' associated with the rise of capitalism. Weber was, along with his associate Georg Simmel, a central figure in t
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“Únicamente quien está seguro de no doblegarse cuando, desde su punto de vista, el mundo se muestra demasiado necio o demasiado abyecto para aquello que él está ofreciéndole; únicamente quien, ante todas estas adversidades, es capaz de oponer un "sin embargo"; únicamente un hombre constituido de esta manera podrá demostrar su "vocación para la política".” 1 likes
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