Abstract

This article elucidates an important reason for Max Weber's popularity among German intellectuals during the Weimar Republic: for different interpreters, Weber's anti-utopianism came to signify radically different attitudes towards the modern world. My aim is to construct an original typology of these interpretations and, in the process, to explain why Weber was able to make such divergent impressions. His reception provides a case study for understanding how a philosopher's impact is determined not just by the interpretation of published texts, but also by the tension that exists between these texts and the author's personality.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1086-3222
Print ISSN
0022-5037
Pages
pp. 481-503
Launched on MUSE
2010-07-21
Open Access
No
Archive Status
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