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By Karl Löwith

Karl Lowith's learn of Max Weber and Karl Marx is a key textual content in sleek interpretations of the subject of alienation in Marxist thought and the topic of explanation in Weber's sociology. Lowith's philosophical process, a manufactured from Heidegger's existentialism, exhibits how either Marx and Weber paintings towards a standard "life-philosophy." Lowith's research of the philosophical anthropology of Marxist conception and sociology additionally demonstrates that a lot of the ideological dispute among those branches of suggestion is the results of a mutual false impression. Lowith's ebook is still the easiest brief advent to the variations and similarities among Weber and Marx. This variation encompasses a preface from Professor Bryan S. Turner, during which he demonstrates the book's relevance to modern sociology.

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Human reality is meaningful for us and ‘worth knowing’ in various possible respects.

On the other side, it cannot be said to have promoted a politically effective liberal outlook, perhaps because of Weber’s own contradictory stance and his underlying pessimism, which made him, as Mommsen says, ‘a liberal in despair’. 12 It may well be, however, that some important elements of Weber’s philosophical-anthropological outlook, especially his relativistic rejection of any claim to establish a definitive interpretation of history and his profound pessimism about the future development of industrial societies, will acquire—have 40 Max Weber and Karl Marx already begun to acquire—greater prominence and a growing cultural, if not directly political, influence in the closing decades of the twentieth century.

In the Bibliography and notes we have referred to English translations of the works cited where these are available; but in the case of Marx and Engels, where several translations exist, we have usually given a reference to the relevant chapter or section of the text, and we have provided our own translation. We have also retranslated some of the passages cited from Max Weber’s writings. TOM BOTTOMORE WILLIAM OUTHWAITE 33 Introduction to the translation Karl Löwith’s study of Weber and Marx, first published in 1932,1 has remained the major attempt to compare, in a systematic and critical way, some of the basic elements of their social thought.

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