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The will to act : an analysis of Max Weber's sociology in the light of Goethe's fiction

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The will to act : an analysis of Max Weber's sociology in the light of Goethe's fiction

Sahni, Isher-Paul (1996) The will to act : an analysis of Max Weber's sociology in the light of Goethe's fiction. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Max Weber's Protestant Ethic and vocation essays are interpreted in the light of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Elective Affinities, Wilhelm Meister , and Faust . Drawing on themes which frame the latter's novels, the importance of experience, renunciation, and a specialized vocation which underlie the 'will to act' will be developed. Following this, it will be shown these themes reemerge in Weber's sociology and his conceptualization self-conscious determination. This view argues that Goethe's notion of social action, which required devotion to a vocation which contributed to the growth and vitality of community, was the source of empowerment which framed Weber's sociology and understanding of meaningful social action.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Sociology and Anthropology
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Sahni, Isher-Paul
Pagination:v, 107 leaves ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Theses (M.A.)
Program:Sociology and Anthropology
Date:1996
Thesis Supervisor(s):Drysdale, John
ID Code:149
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 13:10
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 10:12
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