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The Vocation Lectures: Science as a Vocation/Politics as a Vocation The Vocation Lectures: Science as a Vocation/Politics as a Vocation by Max Weber
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“Denn nichts ist für den Menschen als Menschen etwas wert, was er nicht mit Leidenschaft tun kann.”
Max Weber, 2 Vorträge: Wissenschaft als Beruf + Politik als Beruf
“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".”
Max Weber, The Vocation Lectures: Science as a Vocation/Politics as a Vocation
“... A state is a human community that (successfully) claims the monopoly
of the legitimate use of physical force within a given territory.”
Max Weber, The Vocation Lectures: Science as a Vocation/Politics as a Vocation
“Naïve optimists have celebrated science – that is to say: the techniques of mastering life that are based on science – as the road to happiness; but I think I may be allowed to ignore this [idea] completely, in view of Nietzsche's devastating criticism of those “ultimate men” who have “invented happiness”. Who believes it, apart from a few overgrown children occupying academic or editorial chairs?”
Max Weber, The Vocation Lectures: Science as a Vocation/Politics as a Vocation
“Consequently, if one’s luck is bad, one is liable to be increasingly consumed by feelings of resentment toward the agent or agents that one holds responsible for one’s victimhood, and this twisting of one’s soul in bitterness is a form of damage that the acknowledgment of the real conditions of academic life could have helped one to avoid or, at the very least, mitigate.”
Max Weber, The Vocation Lectures: Science as a Vocation & Politics as a Vocation
“Pessoalmente, jamais admiti que, ao longo de uma discussão, se procurasse garantir vantagem exibindo a certidão de nascimento. (...) Não importa a idade, mas sim a soberana competência do olhar, que sabe ver as realidades da vida, e a força da alma que é capaz de suportá-las e de elevar-se à altura delas”
Max Weber, Ciência e Política - Duas Vocações
“De ningún modo es cierto que la inspiración juegue un papel más importante en la ciencia que en la solución de los problemas prácticos a los que debe enfrentarse un empresario moderno, a pesar de que los científicos ensoberbecidos no lo crean así; del mismo modo que no se puede creer que la idea tiene menos importancia en la ciencia que en las artes, siendo pueril la idea de que un matemático puede arribar a resultados científicos válidos utilizando únicamente una regla de cálculo o cualquier otro aditamento para el mismo fin.”
Max Weber, El Político y el Científico