Max Weber's Methodologies: Interpretation and Critique
September 2002, Polity
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"A century ago Max Weber produced the most profound and challenging account of the fundamental problems of method in the social sciences. Sven Eliaeson's survey of the complex body of controversy, misunderstanding and interpretative dispute over Weber's approach to the relation between values, interpretation and causation in the social sciences is the best introduction to this hugely influential literature - nuanced, subtle and well formed about the myriad ways in which these issues have figured in the various intellectual traditions of Europe and the United States." Stephen Turner, University of South Florida
"[The book] is written in a student-friendly manner, and will doubtless appeal to serious undergraduates exploring some of these issues for the first time. There is enough synthesis for experts to be able to gauge where Eliaeson is coming from too...The book is a good starting point for deeper investigation of these issues for those interested in the philosophy of social science, and will be welcomed by scholars interested in Weber" Duncan Kelly, Policial Studies Review