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4 pages55 viewsWinter 2011

Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOC101Y1
Professor
Irving Zeitlin

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Perato only pages 259-268, and then 285-293, monheim 384-398
Weber methodology concept verstenn socolgie positivist are right apply one ethod same as
physical phenomenon as human beings or distigtive method for study of human beings bc
humans engage with mind consciousness will autonomy means ends gioals all terms, kant
epoch making creatve activity oif mind, weber neo-kantian means agree with kant must
implore concepts to understand concept although cannot locate mind in anatonomy they are
real in their consequences, understand what talking about even whrn language not of
sensory experience but mental
Ch 18, weber introduces means and ends two ends objects of thought concepts, real would
not be here today if not real, class mean to end or chains of means and ends distingtively
human to use goals asoriations to orientate ourselves in this world not know if exclusively
human
Darwin in decent of man elephant London zoo, behind bars melon beyond cage beyond reach
been a pale of water in cage filled trunk with water squirted beyond melon to pick it up use
of means to ends not is what is have nervous systems and intelligence and onserve things
like thatanimals cappabe with degree to find means to achieve ends , assume intelgent
animals are able to find means to achieve ends, teaching social psych book denied animals
could be altruistic, kant invented it, make sacrifices to self or group with risk to life, femae
elephants apparently one baby orphaned no mothers paid atenton then a siter hood of
hyenas appeared and when mothers saw it made circle around him, move along baby
slipped in baug mothers ue trunk to pull out the other went in, indisputable hd equilvent to
discover means to achive ends, altruistic act,
Weber science reason rationality not tell us what ends to choose but means to choose once
decided on certain end, means we choose ends not by menas of science or reason alone but
in turn of values and interest
Going on in history today science cant tell u to go to war, science and reason can tell u
possible costs, choose on end cost of giving up another end, may be based on idealogical
outlook and lead to disaster, weber introduces ethich of responsibility, choice of ends and
means to achive best in all world presuppose ethich of respobiblity full responiblity for
actions, wars but no ethic of responsibility and shrug it off for huge human cost inovolved in
those choices,
Use verstean and sociologi, historical interpretice sociology, any sociology worth must be
historical, herclitus everything move must study whole process, interpretation, causuality,
motives are causes,
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