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The Place of Rationality in Sociological Theory
"Action, Order, and Culture: An Outline of the Weberian Research Program"
March 2, 2004, 4:00PM, 206 Ingraham
"Ancient Judaism and the Disenchantment of the World: An Example of Application"
March 3, 2004, 4:00PM, 8417 Social Science
Seminar for Students and Faculty
March 4, 2004, 12:20PM, 8108 Social Science
Wolfgang Schluchter is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institut Für Soziologie at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg. He is one of the world's foremost experts on the sociology of Max Weber and has written on a wide range of topics from a Weberian perspective, including the rise of rationalism in modern society, religious commitment in the modern world, and the intersection of interpretative sociology and systems theory. His publications in English include, The Rise of Western Rationalism: Max Weber's Developmental History (University of California, 1985); Rationalism, Religion, and Domination: A Weberian Perspective (University of California, 1989); Paradoxes of Modernity: Culture and Conduct in the Theory of Max Weber (Stanford University, 1996); Max Weber & Islam (Stanford University 1999), co-edited with Toby Huff; and Public Spheres and Collective Identities (Transaction 2001), co-edited with S. N. Eisenstadt.