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Reading Notes. {From Max Weber. Essays in Sociology}. IV. Science as a vocation

In this lecture, Weber comments and advises on science as a vocation. The title “science as a vocation” has a twofold meaning: 1) whether science is a meaningful, worthwhile “vocation” for a person; 2) whether science itself has an objectively valuable “vocation”. 915 more words

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Reading Notes. {From MAX WEBER: Essays in Sociology}. Introduction II. Political Concerns

“Max Weber was a political man and a political intellectual.” Germany, however, was in an unfavourable situation. The National Liberals, imperialists, Pan-Germanists, Anglophobes wanted to pride themselves with fleets, and they won the Junkers’ cooperation, though the latter remained provincial and cared little about overseas empire. 482 more words

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Reading Notes. {From MAX WEBER: Essays in Sociology}. Introduction I. A Biographical View

The Introduction of this book is written by the two translators Gerth and Mills. Since both are eminent researchers of Max Weber, this part it definitely worth reading. 1,336 more words

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Reading Notes. {From MAX WEBER: Essays in Sociology}. Preface

Recently I’ve been reading a Max Weber reader translated into English by two American sociologists: H. H. Gerth and C. Wright Mills. This is perhaps the most renowned selection of Weber’s works. 421 more words

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Radstone, S. (2010) ‘Cinema and Memory’ in Radstone, S. and Schwarz, B. (eds) Memory: Histories, Theories, Debates. New York: Fordham University Press, pp. 325-342

– longstanding and intimate relationship between cinema and memory (flashback, fades, etc) 336 more words

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Paper Reading Notes: An efficient reconciliation algorithm for social networks (VLDB 2014)

I have a Facebook account, a Twitter Account, a LinkedIn account, an Instagram account, two Google+ accounts, and maybe more than a hundred more. I think it’s quite typical today. 440 more words

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