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Max Weber on Western Rationalism - Dictionary of Arguments

Habermas III 262
Western Rationalism/Weber/Habermas: Weber regards the differentiation of cultural value spheres as the key to explaining occidental rationalism. He in turn understands this as the result of an internal history, namely the rationalization of worldviews. This is only to be understood against the background of the Neo-Kantian value philosophy. We must explain the sociological concept of the order of life with the help of the philosophical concept of value realization. For the sociologist, the spheres of being and of should penetrate each other peculiarly, since actors orient themselves in their actions towards values.
Habermas III 263
Neo-Kantianism: Thesis: Processes of value realization can be viewed simultaneously from outside and inside, understood as empirical processes and as objectivation of knowledge, and thus aspects of reality and validity can be connected. ((s) See Naturalistic Fallacy, is-ought problem).


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The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Weber I
M. Weber
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism - engl. trnsl. 1930
German Edition:
Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus München 2013

Ha I
J. Habermas
Der philosophische Diskurs der Moderne Frankfurt 1988

Ha III
Jürgen Habermas
Theorie des kommunikativen Handelns Bd. I Frankfurt/M. 1981

Ha IV
Jürgen Habermas
Theorie des kommunikativen Handelns Bd. II Frankfurt/M. 1981


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