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SOC201H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Industrial Revolution, Bourgeoisie, Georg Simmel

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Soc201 lecture 5 Oct15
Test starts as 6:10, arrival oat 6.
True and False, and MC
Max Weber (1864-1920)
Science as a Vocation” (1918)
1. Objective conditions of academic activity
Question of academic activity in general
Free markets of professors competing with students, don’t eat
Qualities that are intrinsic to the activities itself
Work that lasts for generations
2. Scientific work lacks permanency
3. Past justifications for science
Scientific work are bound to be out dated,
Justification for science
Life is outside of life
Science way to true God
Life is the way to arts, outdated approach, makes sense to renaissance
Religious justification for science
Science is the way to true happiness?
Weber says that a few today, believes that sciences brings happiness
4. Presuppositions of science:
Rules of logic and method are valid
o Assumptions to the holes in university
Some things are worth knowing
5. What does science offer?
Practical applications
o Weber says with science, we can have and achieve and find a
more efficient way of finding how to control things
o Offers a way of thinking
Training in thinking
o Being able to ask ourselves and the ends to justify the means
o With clarity coming from responsibility, = tough choice
o Giving us the ability to take on responsibility
o Proportional system
o We need to take on responsibility
6. The absence of a community of values
Ancient Greece
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