Ideology Of Max Weber Analysis

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Ideology of Max Weber According to weber, “sociology is a science concerning itself with an interpretive understanding of social action and thereby with a causal explanation of its course and consequences.” Coming to the methodological foundations of Weber, there are 2 kinds of meanings, namely: the actual or existing meaning in a concrete case and the theoretically conceived meaning attributed to a hypothetical actor in a given type of situation. And the line between meaningful action and merely reactive behavior cannot be drawn sharply but can be determined to a certain extent. The human behavior and acts depend on their cultural and religious background and the more diverse they become, the more difficult it is for us to understand them empathetically. We can understand the behavior pattern of the people on the basis of their emotional and intellectual interpretation that is based on their subconsciously preconceived notions and beliefs. This way the methodological foundations or conventions laid down by weber helps a sociologist to understand and differentiate between rational and irrational behavior patterns. Similarly, Weber has stressed on the concept of sociological understandings which again comprises of 2 types: the first is the direct observational understanding of the subjective meaning of a given act including verbal utterances. Understanding may, however, be of another sort, namely explanatory understanding.
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