This rich and assured book is a major contribution to the growing Weber industry. It reveals Weber's theory of modernity in a new and unexpected light.
Preface, Abbreviations, Introduction, 1. The Coherence of the Concept of Modernity, 2. The Theory of Culture, 3. The Illusion of the Epoch, 4. The Zwischenbetrachtung: Theory of Modernity or Theory of Culture? 5. The Zwischenbetrachtung: A Dual Theory of Tragedy, 6. Dogmatism, Vanity, Vocation: The Political Personality, Conclusion, Notes, Bibliography, Index