Events

Tuesday Seminar
Apr 11

Abstract

This lecture elaborates on the argument of my book, Intellectual Work and the Spirit of Capitalism (Palgrave Macmillan 2014), by focusing on the implications of Max Weber’s (1864-1920) remarks concerning technology of culture. I begin by placing Weber’s neglected ideas on industrial capitalism and technological culture in the context of his arguments on the uniqueness of the Western vocations of art, science, and politics. I then argue that this dimension of his...

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