Romance and Reason

Romance and Reason : Ontological and Social Sources of Alienation in the Writings of Max Weber

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Alienation, as a theme, deeply pervaded both the work and life of Max Weber, one of the pillars of modern sociology. In this excellent new book, Andrew M. Koch analyzes the genesis of the conecpt of alienation and then, in a brilliant and imaginative turn, works to recreate the context in which Weber understood alienation in both the intellectual and lived more

Product details

  • Hardback | 248 pages
  • 162 x 234 x 25mm | 531g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739111019
  • 9780739111017

About Andrew M. Koch

Andrew M. Koch is Associate Professor of Political Science at Appalachian State Universityshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Max Weber and Alienation Chapter 2 The Historical Roots of Weber's View of Alienation Chapter 3 Max Weber's Methodology: The Limits of Human Knowledge Chapter 4 Max Weber's Ontology: The Limits of the Individual Chapter 5 Rationality and the Roots of Social Alienation Chapter 6 Rationality and Capitalism Chapter 7 Bureaucracy and Formal Rationality Chapter 8 Conclusions Regarding Weber, Alienation, and Human Subjectivityshow more