Frases de Max Weber

Max Weber photo
13   52

Max Weber

Data de nascimento: 21. Abril 1864
Data de falecimento: 14. Junho 1920

Publicidade

Karl Emil Maximilian Weber foi um intelectual, jurista e economista alemão considerado um dos fundadores da Sociologia. Seu irmão foi o também famoso sociólogo e economista Alfred Weber. A esposa de Max Weber, Marianne Weber, biógrafa do marido, foi uma das alunas pioneiras na universidade alemã e integrava grupos feministas de seu tempo.

É considerado um dos fundadores do estudo moderno da sociologia, mas sua influência também pode ser sentida na economia, na filosofia, no direito, na ciência política e na administração. Começou sua carreira acadêmica na Universidade Humboldt de Berlim e, posteriormente, trabalhou na Universidade de Freiburg, na Universidade de Heidelberg, na Universidade de Viena e na Universidade de Munique. Personagem influente na política alemã da época, foi consultor dos negociadores alemães no Tratado de Versalhes e da comissão encarregada de redigir a Constituição de Weimar.

Grande parte de seu trabalho como pensador e estudioso foi reservado para o estudo do capitalismo e do chamado processo de racionalização e desencantamento do mundo. Mas seus estudos também deram contribuição importante para a economia.

Sua obra mais famosa são os dois artigos que compõem A ética protestante e o espírito do capitalismo, com o qual começou suas reflexões sobre a sociologia da religião. Weber argumentou que a religião era uma das razões não-exclusivas do porque as culturas do Ocidente e do Oriente se desenvolveram de formas diversas, e salientou a importância de algumas características específicas do protestantismo ascético, que levou ao nascimento do capitalismo, da burocracia e do estado racional e legal nos países ocidentais. Em outro trabalho importante, A política como vocação, Weber definiu o Estado como "uma entidade que reivindica o monopólio do uso legítimo da força física", uma definição que se tornou central no estudo da moderna ciência política no Ocidente. Em suas contribuições mais conhecidas são muitas vezes referidas como a "Tese de Weber".

Citações Max Weber

Publicidade
Citát „Neutro é quem já se decidiu pelo mais forte.“
Publicidade
Publicidade

„Mysticism intends a state of "possession," not action, and the individual is not a tool but a "vessel" of the divine.“

—  Max Weber
Context: Mysticism intends a state of "possession," not action, and the individual is not a tool but a "vessel" of the divine. Action in the world must thus appear as endangering the absolutely irrational and other-worldly religious state. Active asceticism operates within the world; rationally active asceticism, in mastering the world, seeks to tame what is creatural and wicked through work in a worldly "vocation" (inner-worldly asceticism). Such asceticism contrasts radically with mysticism, if the latter draws the full conclusion of fleeing from the world (contemplative flight from the world). The contrast is tempered, however, if active asceticism confines itself to keeping down and to overcoming creatural wickedness in the actor's own nature. For then it enhances the concentration on the firmly established God-willed and active redemptory accomplishments to the point of avoiding any action in the orders of the world (asceticist flight from the world). Thereby active asceticism in external bearing comes close to contemplative flight from the world. The contrast between asceticism and mysticism is also tempered if the contemplative mystic does not draw the conclusion that he should flee from the world, but, like the inner-worldly asceticist, remain in the orders of the world (inner-worldly mysticism). In both cases the contrast can actually disappear in practice and some combination of both forms of the quest for salvation may occur. But the contrast may continue to exist even under the veil of external similarity. For the true mystic the principle continues to hold: the creature must be silent so that God may speak. Max Weber, , 1916.

„In this regard too I consider myself a cripple, a stunted man whose fate it is to admit honestly that he must put up with this state of affairs (so as not to fall for some romantic swindle)... For you a theologian of liberal persuasion (whether Catholic or Protestant) is necessarily most abhorrent as the typical representative of a halfway position;“

—  Max Weber
Context: When I studied modern Catholic literature in Rome a few years ago, I became convinced how hopeless is to think that there are any scientific results this church cannot digest... I could not honestly participate in such anti-clericalism. It is true that I am absolutely unmusical in matters religious and that I have neither the need nor the ability to erect any religious edifices within me — that is simply impossible for me, and I reject it. But after examining myself carefully I must say that I am neither anti-religious nor irreligious. In this regard too I consider myself a cripple, a stunted man whose fate it is to admit honestly that he must put up with this state of affairs (so as not to fall for some romantic swindle)... For you a theologian of liberal persuasion (whether Catholic or Protestant) is necessarily most abhorrent as the typical representative of a halfway position; for me he is in human terms infinitely more valuable and interesting... than the intellectual (and basically cheap) pharisaism of naturalism, which is intolerably fashionable and in which there is much less life than in the religious position (again, depending on the case, of course!) Max Weber, letter to Ferdinand Tönnies, Feb. 19, 1909; As cited in: . Uncertain Victory: Social Democracy and Progressivism in European and American Thought, 1870-1920. Oxford University Press, 24 mrt. 1988. p. 498

„For the true mystic the principle continues to hold: the creature must be silent so that God may speak.“

—  Max Weber
Context: Mysticism intends a state of "possession," not action, and the individual is not a tool but a "vessel" of the divine. Action in the world must thus appear as endangering the absolutely irrational and other-worldly religious state. Active asceticism operates within the world; rationally active asceticism, in mastering the world, seeks to tame what is creatural and wicked through work in a worldly "vocation" (inner-worldly asceticism). Such asceticism contrasts radically with mysticism, if the latter draws the full conclusion of fleeing from the world (contemplative flight from the world). The contrast is tempered, however, if active asceticism confines itself to keeping down and to overcoming creatural wickedness in the actor's own nature. For then it enhances the concentration on the firmly established God-willed and active redemptory accomplishments to the point of avoiding any action in the orders of the world (asceticist flight from the world). Thereby active asceticism in external bearing comes close to contemplative flight from the world. The contrast between asceticism and mysticism is also tempered if the contemplative mystic does not draw the conclusion that he should flee from the world, but, like the inner-worldly asceticist, remain in the orders of the world (inner-worldly mysticism). In both cases the contrast can actually disappear in practice and some combination of both forms of the quest for salvation may occur. But the contrast may continue to exist even under the veil of external similarity. For the true mystic the principle continues to hold: the creature must be silent so that God may speak. Max Weber, , 1916.

Help us translate English quotes

Discover interesting quotes and translate them.

Start translating
Aniversários de hoje
Ernest Nagel photo
Ernest Nagel
Filosofo americano 1901 - 1985
Augusto Tasso Fragoso photo
Augusto Tasso Fragoso1
escritor e militar brasileiro 1869 - 1945
Outros 41 aniversários hoje