Max Weber and International Relations by Richard Ned Lebow

By Richard Ned Lebow

Max Weber explored the political, epistemological and moral difficulties of modernity, and understood how heavily attached they have been. His efforts are innovative, subtle, even inspiring, but additionally incorrect. Weber's epistemological successes and screw ups spotlight unresolvable tensions which are simply as reported this present day and from which we now have a lot to profit. This edited selection of essays bargains novel readings of Weber's politics, method of wisdom, rationality, counterfactuals, perfect varieties, energy, paperwork, the kingdom, historical past, and the non-Western international. The conclusions examine how a few of his popular successors have addressed or finessed the tensions of the epistemological among subjective values and subjective wisdom; the sociological among social explanation and irrational myths; the non-public between conflicting values; the political among the types of leaders democracies opt for and the nationwide initiatives that are supposed to be played; and the tragic among human judgment of right and wrong and worldly affairs.

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Max Weber and International Relations

Max Weber explored the political, epistemological and moral difficulties of modernity, and understood how heavily hooked up they have been. His efforts are creative, refined, even inspiring, but additionally wrong. Weber's epistemological successes and screw ups spotlight unresolvable tensions which are simply as reported at the present time and from which we now have a lot to profit.

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