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Max Weber: Politics And The Spirit Of Tragedy
     

Max Weber: Politics And The Spirit Of Tragedy

by John Patrick Diggins, Diggins,John Patrick, Elliot Beard (Designed by)
 

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A fresh look at the life and work of one of the greatest social and political thinkers of the modern era, and the first book to focus on Weber from an American perspective.
"This book--part biography, part exegisis, part appreciation--is one of Diggins' best."
--Washington Post Book

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A fresh look at the life and work of one of the greatest social and political thinkers of the modern era, and the first book to focus on Weber from an American perspective.

"This book--part biography, part exegisis, part appreciation--is one of Diggins' best."
--Washington Post Book World
"Few will not be enlightened by Mr. Diggins's challenging study."
--Adam Wolfson,Wall Street Journal
"Beautifully written, fully documented, it conveys an idea of Weber as an insightful tormented social scientist who sees politics as a diabolical pact, tackles the problems of industrialized societies and anticipates the anguish of post-modernity."
--Franco Ferrerotti, University of RomeA

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Washington Post Book World
This book—part biography, part exegisis, part appreciation—is one of Diggins' best.
Booknews
Diggins (history, City University of New York Graduate Center) challenges Weber's iconic status, looking at his life and thought from an American perspective and uncovering his philosophical ties to Nietzsche, his belief in individualism, his Lincoln-like sense of history as tragedy, and his sense of the responsibilities of the state. He connects his experience of America with his ideas on capitalism, bureaucracy, and science, and argues that his work still illuminates dilemmas of modern American politics. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465017508
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
07/11/1996
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.54(h) x 1.16(d)

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Franco Ferrerotti
"Beautifully written, fully documented, it conveys an idea of Weber as an insightful tormented social scientist who sees politics as a diabolical pact, tackles the problems of industrialized societies and anticipates the anguish of post-modernity."
Adam Wolfson
"Few will not be enlightened by Mr. Diggins's challenging study."

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