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Rationalities in history : a Weberian essay in comparison, D.L. d'Avray

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Rationalities in history : a Weberian essay in comparison
Title
Rationalities in history
Title remainder
a Weberian essay in comparison
Statement of responsibility
D.L. d'Avray
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Rationalities in history, the distinguished historian David d'Avray writes a new comparative history in the spirit of Max Weber. In a strikingly original reassessment of seminal Weberian ideas, d'Avray applies value rationality to the comparative history of religion and the philosophy of law. Integrating theories of rational choice, anthropological reflections on relativism, and the recent philosophy of rationality with Weber's conceptual framework, d'Avray seeks to disengage 'rationalisation' from its enduring association with Western 'modernity.' This mode of analysis is contextualised through the examples of Buddhism, Imperial China, and sixteenth-century Catholicism--in the latter case building upon unpublished archival research. This ambitious synthesis of social theory and comparative history will engage social scientists and historians from advanced undergraduate level upwards, stimulating interdisciplinary discourse, and making a significant contribution to the methodology of history. D'Avray explores the potential of this new Weberian analysis further in his companion volume, Medieval religious rationalities"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
D'Avray, D. L
Index
index present
LC call number
BL51
LC item number
.D367 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Religions
  • Law
  • Religions
  • Weber, Max
  • Weber, Max
  • Rationalism
  • Rational choice theory
  • Relativity
  • Values
  • Modernism (Aesthetics)
Label
Rationalities in history : a Weberian essay in comparison, D.L. d'Avray
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Universal and specific rationalities: theories -- The structure of values and convictions -- Dynamics of values and convictions -- The instrumental-conviction rationality interface -- Formal rationality -- The formal-substantive interface -- Appendix: Rationalities in a case before the Congregation of the Council
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 214 p.
Isbn
9780521199209
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010015494
System control number
  • 3770979-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3770979
  • (Sirsi) o607575034
  • (OCoLC)607575034
Label
Rationalities in history : a Weberian essay in comparison, D.L. d'Avray
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Universal and specific rationalities: theories -- The structure of values and convictions -- Dynamics of values and convictions -- The instrumental-conviction rationality interface -- Formal rationality -- The formal-substantive interface -- Appendix: Rationalities in a case before the Congregation of the Council
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 214 p.
Isbn
9780521199209
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010015494
System control number
  • 3770979-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3770979
  • (Sirsi) o607575034
  • (OCoLC)607575034

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