The Lawyer as Social Thinker
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This book is the first account of the way in which Weber appropriated and modified sources in the legal tradition, in which he was trained, to construct his sociology. It leads directly to a new understanding of Weber's intent and his relations to the tradition of social and political theory. the book takes the reader into the heart of Weber's conceptualizations of action and social science, without ever giving the impression that these are rarefied and marginal issues. This is an important book for understanding the significance of one of the key sociologist's of the twentieth century.
Table of Contents
Preface -- 1 INTRODUCTION 1 -- 2 COMMON STARTING POINTS: THE WORLD CREATED BY PURPOSE AND THE CONCEPT OF ACTION -- 3 INTERESTS AND IDEALS -- 4 THE COMMANDS OF MORALI1Y -- 5 AUTHORI1Y: STATES, CHARISMA, AND RECHT -- 6 CAUSE -- 7 ABSTRACTION -- 8 EPILOGUE -- APPENDIX: Webers classification of action -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Stephen P. Turner is Graduate Research Professor of Philosophy, University of South Florida. Regis A. Factor is Professor of Government and International Affairs. University of South Florida.