Handlung, Ordnung und Kultur 978-3-16-148545-9 - Mohr Siebeck
Philosophy

Wolfgang Schluchter

Handlung, Ordnung und Kultur

Studien zu einem Forschungsprogramm im Anschluss an Max Weber

[Action, Order and Culture. Contributions to a Research Program related to Max Weber.]

2005. X, 258 pages.
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Published in German.
Based on the approach of a sociology of Verstehen, which Max Weber developed, Wolfgang Schluchter examines the basic principles of a sociology of Verstehen, the relationship of comparison and developmental history, the way in which ideas work themselves out in history, the role of ethics from a normative and an empirical point of view and the limited capacity of the social sciences to make reliable predictions.
The essays in this collection represent a plea for a structuralist-individualistic theory in sociology which evolves from the concepts of action, order and culture combined with a methodological individualism, embedded in a multi-level and two-sided model. Based on the approach of a sociology of Verstehen, which Max Weber developed, Wolfgang Schluchter examines the basic principles of a sociology of Verstehen, the relationship of comparison and developmental history, the way in which ideas work themselves out in history, the role of ethics from a normative and an empirical point of view and the limited capacity of the social sciences to make reliable predictions. In the second part, dedicated to problems of application, he deals, among others, with questions related to German reunification and the reform of the German university system.
Authors/Editors

Wolfgang Schluchter ist emeritierter Professor für Soziologie an der Universität Heidelberg und geschäftsführender Herausgeber der Max Weber-Gesamtausgabe.
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Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Historische Zeitschrift — Bd.281 (2005), S.400 (Gregor Schöllgen)