Weber and Marx Comparison Essay by hicaliber

Weber and Marx
A discussion as to whether Max Weber entirely negated Karl Marx's conception of class inequality.
# 94747 | 980 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2006 | US

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This paper explains that Max Weber disagreed with Karl Marx's historical and materialist analysis of the dialectical nature or cyclical quality of class conflict within every society. The paper further points out that Weber's more subtle understanding of the concept of 'class', which included dimensions beyond purely economic interests, made class revolution more difficult in his analysis. The author points out that Weber did not negate all of Marx's analysis; rather, he added fundamental components to Marx's analysis of class conflict that disturbed Marx's notion that economics was the root of all human turmoil and strife. The paper stresses that Weber's writings underline the unpredictable importance of ideological and cultural power, an aspect of human life largely ignored in Marx or dismissed as a mere, self-serving tool of the economic elite.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bartle, Phillip. "Community Empowerment: Lecture notes--Max Weber." Last Updated 23 Apr 2006. [6 Jul 2006]
  • Bartle, Phillip. "Community Empowerment: Lecture notes--Marx and Weber--Inequality." Last Updated 23 Apr 2006. [6 Jul 2006]

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