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Max Weber

Max Weber (1864-1920) was a German sociologist. He apparently suffered some kind of mental collapse after confronting his father for abusing his mother. He is said to have recovered through rationality. This might have contributed to Weber’s emphasis on rationality … Continue reading



Archaeology [Greek: archaiologia = ancient history] is a relatively new science concerned with the excavation and analysis of artifacts, texts, structures and organic material (such as skeletons) from past civilizations. The birth of archaeology is often associated with J. J. … Continue reading



The French philosopher and social historian Michel Foucault maintains that every social discourse contains one or more (small or large-p) politically generated truth claims. Foucault also believes that every discourse encounters a counter-discourse that challenges the original discourse’s legitimacy. Foucault … Continue reading