This volume provides the student of Weber with the only comprehensive account of the communist critique of Weber. It discusses a question of fundamental importance to the entire discussion and critique of Weberian thinking by Marxist theorists.
1. Introduction: The origins, purposes and outline of the discussion 2. The political and ideological ‘ban’ 3. Epistemological and methodological problems 4. The fundamental theoretical perspective: Social action or material relations? 5. Special problems of the theoretical and empirical work 6. Social science and political commitment