WSN 2023/24 EVENT SERIES: Political Theory or Political Theology? Carl Schmitt’s critique of Max Weber’s Theory of the Political 

Political Theory or Political Theology? Carl Schmitt’s critique of Max Weber’s Theory of the Political  We are very happy to announce our next online event! Carl Schmitt’s short, enigmatic, influential work “Politische Theologie” (Political Theology), a highly influential contribution to the intellectual history of the 20th century, was originally published as a standalone volume in … Leer más

WSN 2023/2024 EVENT SERIES: #3 Session

Join us on January 18th  for a conversation with Stephen Turner and Carmen Chas on “Democracy and the Rule of Law”. To set our minds in motion, Turner will give a presentation arguing that both Weber and Kelsen avoided the term Rule of Law [Rechtsstaat] while painstakingly constructing alternative descriptions of the kind of legal order that these terms have been used to denote. Their redescriptions are intentionally subversive: they sought a demystified and de-ideologized language which respected the fact-value distinction, and the distinction between sociology and jurisprudence. They show that there is nothing more to the “rule of law,” either in the realm of fact or the realm of legally meaningful norms, than conformity to the law itself.

WSN 2023/2024 EVENT SERIES: #2 Session

Value Polytheism and Democracy in Max Weber’s Political Thought Max Weber’s emphasis on the impossibility of a scientific foundation for value systems has been accused of being relativistic. What is the point of a social science that a priori refuses to discover and establish a common good? What are we supposed to do if social theory does … Leer más

7th Online discussion: Die Wirkung von Max Webers “Politik als Beruf” in Deutschland, Japan und Brasilien

«Die Wirkung von Max Webers “Politik als Beruf” in Deutschland, Japan und Brasilien» On June 9th at 18:00 (CET), we’ll be discussing the reception of Max Weber’s speech «Politik als Beruf» with a focus on Germany, Japan and Brazil. Our presenters, Prof. Masahiro Noguchi (Tokyo) and Prof. Sérgio da Matta (Ouro Preto) will share their … Leer más