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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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Hala al- Abed
Oct 28, 2015 Hala al- Abed rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
لعله من أخطر واهم الكتب التي تحدثت عن السياسة والعلم بوصفهما كحرفة، وكان قد ألقاهما فيبر ماكس في شهور الاضطراب والثورات التي تلت هزيمة ألمانيا في الحرب العالمية الأولى، وسقوط القيصرية، وشيوع الفوضى والصراع على مستقبل المجتمع والدولة بين العديد من الأطياف السياسية المتنافسة.

السياسة، ماهي وكيف نعرفها؟ بدء ماكس فيبر المحاضرة بتساؤلات حول ماهية معرفتنا بالسياسية كمصطلح وحول شمولية المصطلح للعديد من المعاني والتوجهات التي قد تكن خارج المفهوم السياسي الذي عهدناه.
وتوسع في بعض المصطلحات كالدولة ومن ثم
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Carlos
Jan 22, 2014 Carlos rated it it was amazing
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.

La idea más sobresaliente del libr
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Joseph
Jul 20, 2015 Joseph rated it really liked it
Contrary to my 4-star review, I didn't actually "really like" these lectures. However, I can see how valuable they are in that Weber applies a diverse array of theoretical ethics to past and current (in his time) political circumstances. The book is relatively dry in comparison to other major political theorists, however, Weber's supreme intellect was readily apparent throughout; making the read far more complex, driving the quality up. Overall, I don't know that I'd recommend this to any of my ...more
Christoph Weber
Oct 20, 2015 Christoph Weber rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Eine Handlungsanleitung für Politiker? Unmöglich? Nicht für Max Weber.

"Zurücksetzungen in der Anteilnahme an den Ämtern werden von Parteien schwerer empfunden als Zuwiderhandlungen gegen ihre sachlichen Ziele."

"Das Inseratengeschäft ist auch der Weg, auf dem man während des Krieges den Versuch einer politischen Beeinflussung der Presse im großen Stil gemacht hat und jetzt, wie es scheint, fortsetzen will. Wenn auch zu erwarten ist, dass die große Presse sich dem entziehen wird, so ist die Lage f
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Eléanore
Mon édition commence par une préface de Raymond Aron. J'ai eu beaucoup de mal à comprendre ses propos, mais ils sont intéressant pour comprendre le travail de Weber.
Dans cet ouvrage, Weber parle du métier de scientifique et d'Homme politique. Certains points peuvent toujours être d'actualité, même presque un siècle après la première publication de l'oeuvre.
Le vocabulaire et les tournures de phrases sont parfois un peu compliquées, mais globalement, les éléments importants sont clairs, et résumé
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LauraT
Apr 22, 2013 LauraT rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Due saggi fondamentali nella sociologia moderna. Certo, di non facile lettura ...
Kyle van Oosterum
Feb 22, 2016 Kyle van Oosterum rated it really liked it
Shelves: philosophy
The 'vocations' that Max Weber chooses to discuss in these lectures are equally important but for different reasons. He defines 'politics' as "a means of striving to share power or striving to influence the distribution of power, either among states or among groups within a state." Politics satisfies an appetite for power, which almost too often yields vanity -- an occupational hazard in academic and social circles. Weber, as the token sociologist and founder of the field, critically and truthfu ...more
Manon
May 12, 2015 Manon rated it really liked it
Since I've had to write an essay about it I'll admit I'm too lazy to write a proper review !
I'll just say a few things :
- you may be familiar with Weber's theories on Politics, but his insight on science is as fascinating. It is quite philosophical and very interesting historically speaking as well. Of course this is also true for "Politiks als Beruf" but I personally knew what to expect on this second part.
- Forget that Weber is trying to convince you that scientists and politicians are nothing
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Juan Pablo
Jul 03, 2009 Juan Pablo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Hoang A. Duc Tử Hà
Dec 02, 2015 Hoang A. Duc Tử Hà rated it really liked it
Shelves: management
Providing an influential account of modern politics, power, leadership, and the role of the state, the essay “Politics as a Vocation” is a defining text in the field of political science; a greatly influential work on politics, power, the state, and political rule.
Katie
Aug 28, 2014 Katie rated it really liked it
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
Oct 15, 2008 Kara rated it really liked it
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
Jan 26, 2009 Misarweth rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophie
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.
Andreu Escrivà
Jan 12, 2015 Andreu Escrivà rated it really liked it
Un llibre densíssim però molt interessant, que fins i tot en els passatges menys "universals" -és a dir, quan parla de qüestions polítiques molt concretes relatives a l'època- és enriquidor.
Kirsten Princess Sparkle Monster Truck
thanks to weber i now have more reasons to be depressive
Melissa
Mar 24, 2015 Melissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Considering how long ago this book was written, it's surprising how actual some of the concerns are. I thought it was a good read considering it was a school obligation.
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
Jun 01, 2008 William Fouletier rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
LA DEFINITION DE L'HOMME POLITIQUE ET DES PARTIS POLITIQUES MODERNES, UNE ETUDE COMPAREE PASSIONNANTE.
Brad
Jul 16, 2007 Brad rated it really liked it
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.
André
„Man lebt entweder für die Politik oder von ihr.“
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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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