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Author Farris, Sara R., author.

Title Max Weber's theory of personality : individuation, politics, and orientalism in the sociology of religion / Sara R. Farris..

Publication Info. Chicago, IL : Haymarket Books, [2014]


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Description xii, 228 pages ; 23 cm.
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Series Studies in critical social sciences book series
Studies in critical social sciences.
Note First published: Leiden : Brill, 2013.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-224) and indexes.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1.Max Weber's Theory of Personality -- 2.Individuation -- 3.Politics -- 4.Orientalism -- 5.Organisation of the Book -- 6.Summary of the Chapters -- 1.Singularisation and Individualisation of History -- 2.The Notion of Individuality in 19th Century Historiography -- 3.The Heidelberg School and the Axiological Foundation of the Historical Individual -- 3.1.Windelband, Rickert and Lask -- 4.Universalism of Values and Anti-Naturalism: Logical Antinomies and Political Implications -- 5.Historical Individual and Subjective Axiology in Max Weber -- 5.1.Subjectivism and Polytheism of Values. Weber between Menger and Nietzsche -- 6.Causality and Rationality Versus Unpredictability and Irrationality of Action -- 7.Towards a Theory of Personality -- 1.Introduction -- 2.Religion, between the Individual and Society -- 3.From Magic to Religion: Disenchantment and Rationalisation -- 4.Conceptions of God in the Orient and in the Western World -- 5.The Theodicy of Suffering and the Religions of Redemption -- 5.1.Exemplary Prophecy and Ethical Prophecy: The -- Individual as Container and as Instrument -- 6.Ascetic and Mystical Orientation -- 6.1.Asceticism, Mysticism and Social Transformation -- 7.Irrationalisation of Ends, Rationalisation of Means: On Formal Rationality -- 8.Religion and Economics: Negative Dialectic and the Birth of Capitalism -- 1.A 'Partial' Synopsis -- 1.1.The Protestant Diaspora in North America and 'Political' Individualism -- 2.Criticisms, Condemnations and Misinterpretations -- 3.Avant le Deluge: An Anachronic Approach to Interpreting "The Protestant Ethic" -- 3.1.First Analepsis: The Freiburg Address -- 3.2.Second Analepsis: Kulturkampf and the Journey to the United States -- 4.Rationalisation and Specialisation -- 5.Weber Versus the Neo-Humanism of Wilhelm von Humboldt -- 6.Weber Versus the Realisation of Individuality in Marx -- 7.Puritan Personality and Political Leadership of Capital -- 1.Social Stratification in Ancient Palestine -- 2.Jewish Hierocracy: Between Bureaucracy and Charisma -- 2.1.The Circle of 'Yahweh Intellectuals': The Levites -- 2.2.The "Titans of Holy Curse": The Prophets of Doom -- 3.The Historicity of the World and the Dislocation of Authority -- 4.On the Utility and Liability of Marginality for Judaism: The Community of the Covenant and the Pariah-People -- 4.1.Centrality of the Periphery -- 4.2.Ethical Universalism and Religious Particularism of the Pariah-People -- 5.Collective Emancipation Versus Individual Salvation: The Jewish "Personality" -- 1.The Sociology of India. Hinduism and Buddhism -- 2.Hinduisation, Church and Sect -- 3.The Caste System -- 3.1.The Brahmanic Hierocracy -- 4.The Dharma of Caste, Karma and Samsara -- 5.The Heterodox Religions: Jainism and Buddhism -- 6.Egotism and Conformism: Religious Individualism in India -- 1.From Feudalism to Patrimonialism -- 2.State pureaucracy and Political Capitalism -- 3.On the Sacred Nature of Tradition: The Precarious Equilibrium between Centre and Periphery -- 4.Confucianism as a "Religious Ethic for Cultivated Men" -- 5.The Taoist and Buddhist Heterodoxies -- 6.The Theoretical Challenge of Confucian Rationalism -- 6.1.Rational Accomodation to the World Versus Rational Dominion Over the World -- 7.On the Absence of Personality -- 7.1.'State of Minority' and Ascribed Roles -- 1.The Protestant Sects and the Puritan Personality -- 2.In the Beginning was Charisma -- 3.Homo Politicus and Homo Puritanus -- 4.The Asiatic Non-Personality -- 5.Homo Asiaticus and Homo Bureaucraticus -- 6.Concluding Remarks: Politics and Orientalism of the Occidental Personality.
Summary "Max Weber's writings in The Sociology of Religion are today acknowledged as a classic of the social sciences. They are key texts for understanding Weber's central sociological concepts concerning Western and Eastern "civilizations," and, according to this book rely on a deeply flawed and essentially orientalist concept of personality."--Page 4 of cover.
Subject Weber, Max, 1864-1920.
Religion and sociology.
ISBN 9781608464166

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