Science and the Modern World

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Simon and Schuster, 1967 - Philosophy - 212 pages
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The fullest general statement of Max Weber's sociological theory to appear in any of his writings, "The Theory of Social and Economic Organization" is an introduction to Weber's ambitious comparitive study of the sociological and institutional foundations of the modern economic and social order. In this work originally published in German in 1920, Weber discusses the analytical methods of sociology and, at the same time, presents a devastating critique of prevailing sociological theory and of its universalist, determinist underpinnings. None of Weber's other writings offers the reader such a grasp of his theories; none displays so clearly his erudition, the scope of his interests, and his analytical powers.
 

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Just as relevant and interesting today as it was when first published in 1925. A must for all students of historiography, theology, or philosphy! Accessible, clear and articulate! Loved it! Again! Read full review

Contents

The Origins of Modern Science
1
Mathematics as an Element in the History of Thought
19
The Century of Genius
39
The Eighteenth Century
57
The Romantic Reaction
75
The Nineteenth Century
95
Relativity
113
The Quantum Theory
129
Science and Philosophy
139
Abstraction
157
God
173
Religion and Science
181
Requisites for Social Progress
193
Index
209
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An English mathematician and philosopher, Alfred North Whitehead provided the foundation for the shool of thought known as process philosophy. With an academic career that spanned from Cambridge to Harvard, Whitehead wrote extensively on mathematics, metaphysis, and philosophy. He died in Massachusetts in 1947.