Gesammelte Aufsätze zur Wissenschaftslehre.Tübingen: J. C. B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck), 1922 Stock Code: 141551
NotesFirst edition, first printing, the copy of the British economist Lionel Robbins with his ownership signature to front free endpaper dated July 1930. Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist during the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he "dominated the economics department for thirty years and built it up to its pre-eminent position in British economics" (ODNB).
Published posthumously by his widow Marianne, the collection brings together of the German sociologist and political economist's collected writings on the methodology of social sciences. "Arguably the foremost social theorist of the twentieth century, Max Weber is known as a principal architect of modern social science along with Karl Marx and Emil Durkheim. Weber's wide-ranging contributions gave critical impetus to the birth of new academic disciplines such as sociology and public administration as well as to the significant reorientation in law, economics, political science, and religious studies. His methodological writings were instrumental in establishing the self-identity of modern social science as a distinct field of inquiry; he is still claimed as the source of inspiration by empirical positivists and their hermeneutic detractors alike" (SEP).
Octavo. Original dark blue cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt.
Exterior presenting nicely on the shelf; interior in worse condition, with hinge split and front free endpaper detached. An acceptable copy with a nice provenance.
See Sung Ho Kim, "Max Weber" in Edward N. Zalta (ed.), The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Fall 2012 Edition).
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