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" For the purposes of a typological scientific analysis it is convenient to treat all irrational, affectually determined elements of behavior as factors of deviation from a conceptually pure type of rational action. "
Passionate Politics: Emotions and Social Movements - Page 2
edited by - 2001 - 370 pages
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Max Weber: Critical Assessments 2, Volume 2

Peter Hamilton - Sociologists - 1991 - 370 pages
...scientific analysis it is convenient to treat all irrational, affectually determined meaning complexes of behavior as factors of deviation from a conceptually pure type of rational action. . . . The construction of a strictly rational course of action in such cases serves the sociologist...
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Max Weber : critical assessments. 2,3

Peter Hamilton - Sociologists - 1991 - 320 pages
...approach will find it expedient to 'treat all irrational, affectually determined elements of behaviour as factors of deviation from a conceptually pure type of rational action', though naturally this 'does not involve a belief in the actual predominance of rational elements in...
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Karl Marx's Economics: Critical Assessments

John Cunningham Wood - Marxian economics - 1993 - 408 pages
...the study of subjects with the methods of objective rationality. With regard to the subject matter: "it is convenient to treat all irrational, affectually...deviation from a conceptually pure type of rational action . . . the construction of a purely rational course of action . . . serves the sociologist as a type...
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Max Weber and the Idea of Economic Sociology

Richard Swedberg - POLITICAL SCIENCE - 1998 - 315 pages
...studied is not rational, Weber says, one should start the analysis by constructing a rational ideal type: For the purposes of a typological scientific analysis...from a conceptually pure type of rational action. For example a panic on the stock exchange can be most conveniently analysed by attempting to determine...
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The Meaning of Culture: Moving the Postmodern Critique Forward

Kenneth Allan - Social Science - 1998 - 192 pages
...motive of the individual may conceal ulterior motives, Weber (1968) advocated the use of ideal types: "it is convenient to treat all irrational, affectually...from a conceptually pure type of rational action" (p. 6). The Weberian perspective of culture, then, stresses the place of agency in producing sense-meaning,...
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Social Theory: Its Origins, History, and Contemporary Relevance

Daniel W. Rossides - Social Science - 1998 - 389 pages
...that emerges from them — the kind of situation that the ideal type is designed to overcome. "For purposes of a typological scientific analysis it is...affectually determined elements of behavior as factors of deviations from a conceptually pure type of rational action."" By constructing a hypothetically rational...
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Introduction to Sociology

Theodor W. Adorno - Social Science - 2002 - 208 pages
...Roth and C. Wittich, 2 vols, Los Angeles/London 1978. Weber writes: For the purposes of a typological analysis it is convenient to treat all irrational,...from a conceptually pure type of rational action. [...) Only in this way is it possible to assess the causal significance of irrational factors as accounting...
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The Cambridge Companion to Weber

Stephen Turner - History - 2000 - 288 pages
...by and large rational. Weber also offers an argument for this primacy, but of a very different kind: For the purposes of a typological scientific analysis...determined elements of behavior as factors of deviation 20 Ibid., p. 19. 21 Ibid. i2 Ibid. from a conceptually pure type of rational action. For example a...
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Talk of Love: How Culture Matters

Ann Swidler - Family & Relationships - 2001 - 300 pages
...readily can we empathize with them.") Yet rational action still serves as the baseline for analysis: For the purposes of a typological scientific analysis...from a conceptually pure type of rational action. . . . Only in this way is it possible to assess the causal significance of irrational factors as accounting...
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Objectivity and the Silence of Reason: Weber, Habermas, and the ...

George E. McCarthy - Philosophy - 341 pages
...types are now seen as useful for the measurement of statistically average characteristics of events. "For the purposes of a typological scientific analysis...deviation from a conceptually pure type of rational action."100 In order to explain a stock market panic or political or military campaign, it is useful...
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