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HCJ THREE: (Seminar Paper) Max Weber, Economy and Society

“It is horrible to think that the world could one day be filled with nothing but little men clinging to little jobs and striving toward bigger ones.” (Weber)  Weber was fascinated with power and how it can be made legitimate. The German sociologist and political … Continue reading

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HCJ TWO: Kant

Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) is commonly known as the greatest of modern philosophers. However, in his book A History of Western Philosophy, Bertrand Russell comments that he cannot ‘agree with this estimate’ but that it would be foolish not to recognise … Continue reading

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HCJ TWO: Empiricism: Locke to Hume

Philosophical Liberalism In his book A History of Western Philosophy Russell describes early liberalism as a product of England and Holland that stood for religious toleration. This is because it valued commerce and industry, and favoured the rising middle class … Continue reading

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History and Context: Hobbes, Machiavelli and The Godfather

Hobbes Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury (1588-1679) was an empiricist, like Locke, Berkeley, and Hume, but unlike them, he was an admirer of mathematical method. He was a man suspected of atheism and he is described by Russell, in A History … Continue reading

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