Cultural Studies

Gangolf Hübinger

Max Weber

Stationen und Impulse einer intellektuellen Biographie

[Max Weber. Stages and Impulses of an Intellectual Biography.]

2019. XI, 419 pages.
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Revolutionary upheaval around 1900 shaped Max Weber's realm of experience and provided significant impetus for his way of thinking. He intervened in the great conflicts of his epoch, including controversies about the »value of science« and cultural struggles on the future of Germany and Europe in the globalized world of the early twentieth century.
What defined the modern European culture Max Weber called himself a son of? Gangolf Hübinger identifies the theorisation of social thinking, the democratisation of public debate, and cultural struggles over modern ways of living as three of its most important characteristics. With early twentieth century upheavals of revolutionary proportion shaping his realm of experience and driving forward his thinking, Max Weber developed his own conceptual language and set to work on charting how knowledge on society and politics was being reordered. On the battlefield of concepts about Germany and Europe's futures, he was both an analyst and actor. The polarizing popular press, the rising tide of anti-Semitism, capitalism's clash with democratic rule – Weber tackled the great controversies of the time with his two outstanding traits of intellectual rigour and civil radicalism. The question of where typical Weberian thinking can still be found nowadays draws the volume to a close.

Gangolf Hübinger ist Professor em. für Vergleichende Kulturgeschichte der Neuzeit und Senior Fellow am Center B/Orders in Motion an der Europa-Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder); Mitherausgeber der Max Weber-Gesamtausgabe.


The following reviews are known:

In: Recensio Moskau — (Timofey Dmitriev)
In: Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie — 107 (2021), S. 467–469 (Wolfgang Hellmich)
In: Zeitschrift für Politik (ZfP) — 68 (2021), S. 208–210 (Heinz Brill)
In: NTT – Journal of Theology and the Study of Religion — 74 (2020), S. 205–206 (Arie L. Molendijk)
In: Jahrbuch f. Evang. KirchenG d. Rheinlandes — 70 (2021), S. 343–352 (Stephan Bitter)
In: Jahrbuch Extremismus & Demokratie — 2020, S. 414–416 (Stefan Breuer)
In: Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaft (ZfG) — 68 (2020), S. 173–174 (Reinhard Mehring)
In: Neue politische Literatur —–022–00447–6 (Thomas Kroll)
In: FAZ — 18. Oktober 2019, S. 10 (Alexander Gallus)
In: Max Weber Studies — 2021, S. 269–275 (Sérgio da Mata)
In: Informationsmittel f. Bibliotheken — (8/2019) (Till Kinzel)
In: Francia-Recensio — (Dominique Bourel)
In: Der Tagesspiegel — 5. Oktober 2019, S. 23 (Bernhard Schulz)
In: Zeitschrift für Politik (ZfP) — 68 (2021), S. 208–210 (Heinz Brill)
In: H-Soz-u-Kult — (Manfred Hettling)
In: Theologische Literaturzeitung — 144 (2019), S. 1184–1185 (Konrad Hammann)
In: Revista Brasileira de História — (Sérgio da Mata)
In: Archiv für Sozialgeschichte — 60 (2020), S. 355–379 (Friedrich Lenger)
In: — 9 (2019) (Dirk Kaesler)