By Harold John Blackham
Comprises precis yet vast money owed of the concept of Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Jaspers, Marcel, Heidegger and Sartre, and a concluding essay that makes an attempt to interpret the complete Existentialist flow.
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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.