Thomas Schwinn 1, Gert Albert 2 (Transl. by: Dmitry Kataev 3 ; Translation ed. by: Oleg Kil'dyushov 4)
  • 1 Universität Heidelberg, Bergheimer Straße, 58, Heidelberg, Deutschland D-69115
  • 2 Universität der Bundeswehr München, Werner-Heisenberg-Weg, 39, Neubiberg, Deutschland 85577
  • 3 Lipetsk State Pedagogical Semenov-Tyan-Shansky University, Lenina str., 42/2, Lipetsk, Russian Federation 398020
  • 4 National Research University Higher School of Economics, 20 Myasnitskaya Str., Moscow, 101000, Russian Federation

Old Concepts — New Problems: Max Weber’s Sociology in the Light of Current Challenges

2017, vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 198–217 [issue contents]
A review of the article by Thomas Schwinn and Gert Albert is an introduction to the analogous digest following the symposium held in April, 2014, in Heidelberg in honor of the 150th anniversary of Max Weber’s birthday. The representatives of a new generation of Weber-researchers are trying to present a panoramic view aimed at actualizing the ideas of the author and giving a new impulse to the study of his work. In the first part of the article, the authors trace the changes in the Weberian research tradition that occurred 50 years after the resonant Congress. The Weberian intellectual tradition at the present stage faces other challenges, the most important of which is the answer to the question whether Max Weber’s sociology has sufficient potential to be a reliable theory for diagnosing and forecasting the problems of globalization and modernization, which is apart from the awareness of how modern society has emerged and is being formed. In the second part, critical annotations of reports and publications are presented. Thus, there is an explication of the thesis about the sufficient research potential of the three-part Weberian paradigm (theory, methodology, and historical analysis) for studying both the transformational processes of the present and for forecasting the development of modernity in the future, thereby encompassing a wide spectrum of actualized Weberian sociology.
Citation: Schwinn T., Gert A. (2017) Starye ponyatiya — novye problemy: sotsiologiya Maksa Vebera v svete aktual'nykh vyzovov [Old Concepts — New Problems: Max Weber’s Sociology in the Light of Current Challenges]. The Russian Sociological Review, vol. 16, no 2, pp. 198-217 (in Russian)
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