Selections in Translation by Max Weber

By Max Weber

During this quantity, Mr Runciman has chosen extracts, from Max Weber's writings which replicate the entire diversity of his significant issues: the character of domination in human society, the position of principles in background, the social determinants of faith, the foundation and impression of business capitalism and the scope and bounds of social technological know-how itself. He has additionally incorporated a few shorter extracts from Weber's much less wide-spread writings on such assorted themes because the inventory alternate and the historical past of the piano.

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5) It is very seldom that an action, especially a social action, takes only one or other of these several forms. Equally, the list which has been given is of course not intended in any way as an exhaustive classification of the different forms which action may take. Rather, the types mentioned are pure abstractions conceived for sociological purposes, to which real action may approximate to a greater or lesser degree or out of which (an even more frequent case) it is compounded. Its usefulness for our purposes can only be made clear in what follows.

F u r t h e r m o r e , they are only ' p o l a r ' opposites (as with the concepts of 'sect' and ' c h u r c h ' in the sociology of religion). § 16. T h e t e r m power will be used to refer to every possibility within a social relationship of imposing one's own will, even against opposition, without r e g a r d to t h e basis for this possibility. T h e t e r m domination refers to the possibility of finding a specified g r o u p of people to obey a c o m m a n d of a d e t e r m i n a t e content; discipline means t h e possibility of finding a specifiable n u m b e r of people who in virtue of an habitual attitude will obey a c o m m a n d in a p r o m p t , automatic a n d u n t h i n k i n g m a n n e r .

The following are examples of such 'associational action': a war engaged in by a state (this would involve all members); a resolution upon which the committee of a club allows the members to decide; a contract concluded by the head of the association but held to be 'binding' on the members and dependent for its force on them (see §11); finally, all administration of justice and performance of general administrative functions (see also § 14). An association may be (a) autonomous or heteronomous; {b) autocephalic or heterocephalic.

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