|Art: according to the traditional conception, art is a social sphere that is not directly focused on the maintenance of life functions. For this reason it opens up a certain freedom and possibility of knowledge. In the modern age, the idea of the evading of art has evolved in the face of a widespread through-organization of more and more areas of life. This development can lead to an ever-barred understanding ("hermetics"). See also aesthetics, works of art, critique, society, history, enlightenment, recognition._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
Max Weber on Art - Dictionary of Arguments
Habermas III 229
Art/Max Weber/Habermas: Weber counts not only science, but also autonomous art among the manifestations of cultural rationalization. The artistically stylized patterns of expression became independent with the conditions of art production, initially courtly patronage and later bourgeois-capitalist: "Art now constitutes itself as a cosmos of always consciously grasped independent intrinsic values." (1)
Habermas: Weber does not concentrate primarily on the art business and art critique, but on
the effects of consciously capturing aesthetic intrinsic values for the techniques of art production.
For Weber, however, the development of art plays as little of a role in the sociological explanation of social rationalization as the history of science. Art cannot even accelerate these processes like a science that has become productive.
Progress/Art/Weber/Habermas: Weber emphasizes that "the use of a certain technique, however 'advanced', does not mean the least about the aesthetic value of the work of art. (2)
1. M. Weber, Gesammelte Ausätze zur Religionssoziologie, Bd. I. 1963, S. 555.
2. M. Weber Methodologische Schriften, Hrsg. v. J. Winckelmann, Frankfurt 1968_____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments 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.
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