Max Weber (1864 - 1920)
14th June 2020 - 100th Anniversary of his Death
Maximilian Karl Emil "Max" Weber, 1864 – 1920,
German sociologist, philosopher, jurist and political economist, who's ideas profoundly influenced social theory and social research.
Weber's main intellectual concern was understanding the processes of rationalisation, secularisation, and "disenchantment" that he associated with the rise of capitalism and modernity.
At the outbreak of World War I, Weber, aged 50, volunteered for service, but soon became a prominent critic of German expansionism and the Kaiser's war policies. He publicly attacked the Belgian annexation policy and unrestricted submarine warfare and later supported calls for constitutional reform, democratisation and universal suffrage.
Max Weber is considered one of the most important German sociologists, who greatly influenced European and American thinking in the field of sociology.