Max Weber und die Systemtheorie 978-3-16-152805-7 - Mohr Siebeck
Cultural Studies

Thomas Schwinn

Max Weber und die Systemtheorie

Studien zu einer handlungstheoretischen Makrosoziologie

[Max Weber and the Systems Theory. Studies of a Macrosociology from the Perspective of Action Theory.]

2013. X, 279 pages.
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Published in German.
Max Weber's methodological individualism and his active criticism of collective terms still apply today. However, this paradigm does need to be updated. Thomas Schwinn explains three options in the current discussion on theories: paradigm competition, mono-paradigmatic claims and paradigm synthesis. In examining these positions, he defines Weber's sociology and enlarges on it.
Max Weber's methodological individualism and his active criticism of collective terms still apply today. However, this paradigm does need to be updated. Every serious attempt to defend Weber's sociology today has to deal with the challenge presented by the systems theory. This has produced much more intricate works in the 20th century than those collectivist attempts which Weber had to deal with. In the theory of action and the systems theory, the basic problem of sociology is addressed, but this however has not led to clear positions. Thomas Schwinn explains three options in the current discussion on theories: paradigm competition, mono-paradigmatic claims and paradigm synthesis. In examining these positions, he defines Weber's sociology and enlarges on it.
Authors/Editors

Thomas Schwinn Geboren 1959; Studium der Soziologie und Politischen Wissenschaft; 1992 Promotion; 1999 Habilitation; 2003–08 Professor für Soziologie an der Katholischen Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt; seit 2008 Professor für Soziologie an der Universität Heidelberg.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Soziologische Revue — 38 (2015), S. 154–158 (Kai Müller)