WP 1_2016 – Max Weber e l’identità europea

By   /  22 febbraio 2017  /  No Comments

Working Papers CSE Anno 2016

Max Weber e l’identità europea

Vittorio Cotesta

 

Abstract

The paper analyzes the Weberian conception of modernity, capitalism, Europe and the West. Through the comparison with India, China and the Islamic civilization Weber studies the European identity, its uniqueness. Weber’s conception has attracted much criticism. In this essay the critiques of Shmuel N. Eisenstadt and Jacq Goody are discussed. Neither however, in our view has much legitimacy: Eisenstadt, in fact, follows We-ber’s approach while Goody rejects Weber’s eurocentrism and his comparative methodology. According to Goody, it would be wrong to look for differences and the uniqueness of civiliza-tion. Instead, what is common to all of them should be sought. In actual fact, Weber studies the uniqueness of the West and of Europe and, at the same time, the uniqueness of China or India. The similarities and differences among civilizations are the goals of scientific knowledge. In this sense, Weber’s methodological teaching is still relevant today.

 

Keywords

Modernity; European Identity; China.

 

Full Textpdf

Doi: 10.14273/unisa-732

 

References

Brague R., Europe. La voie romaine, Paris, Fleurus, 2005.
Braudel F., Scritti per la storia, Milano, Mondadori, 1973.
Cotesta V., Introduzione, in Id. (a cura di); Europa. Idee, immagini, percezioni, vol. 1, Soveria Mannelli, Rubbettino, 2010, pp. 9-33.
Cotesta V., Sulle modernità multiple. Origini, problemi, prospettive teoriche, in «Quaderni di sociologia», 54, 2010, pp. 141-164.
Cotesta V., La théorie de la modernité de Max Weber et la voie chinoise à la modernisation, in «Società Mutamento Politica», II, 3,2011, pp. 263-284.
Cotesta V., Modernità e capitalismo. Saggio su Max Weber e la Cina, Roma, Armando, 2015.
Davis N., Storia dell’Europa, Milano, Bruno Mondadori, 2001.
Davis N., Europe. East and West, London, J. Cape, 2006.
Eisenstadt S.N., Modernità, modernizzazione e oltre, Armando, Roma, 1997.
Erodoto, Storie, Milano, Rizzoli, 2000.
Goody J., Europe and islam, in Delanty G. (ed.), Europe and Asia Beyond East and West, London, Routledge, 2006.
Goody J., L’Oriente in Occidente, Bologna, il Mulino, 1999.
Hegel G.W.F., Filosofia della storia universale, Torino, Einaudi, 2001.
Kant I., Anthropologie in pragmatischer Hinsicht, in I. Kant, Schrzften zur Anthropologie, Geschichts-philosophie, Politik und Pddagogik, Band XII, cit., pp. 658-671.
Kant I., Von der verschidene rassen der Menschen, in Id., Schrlften zur Anthropologie, Geschichts-philosophie, Politik und Pddagogik 1, Werk-ausgabe Band XI, hrgr. W. Weischedel, Frankfurt a. M., Suhrkamp, 1977, pp. 14-17.
Locke J., Trattato sul governo, Roma, Editori Riuniti, 1974.
Meinecke F., Le origini dello storicismo, Firenze, Sansoni, 1954.
Novalis, La cristianità o Europa, Milano, Rusconi, 1995.
Pomeranz K., The Great Divergente. China, Europe and the Making of the Modern World Economy, Princeton-Oxford, Princeton University Press, 2000.
Ponting C., World History. A new perspective, London, Pimlico, 2001.
Spengler O., Il tramonto dell’Occidente, Milano, Longanesi, 1978.
Sternhell, Les antilumières, Paris, Fayard, 2010.
Weber M., Sociologia della religione, Einaudi, Torino, 2002.
Weber M., Sociologia delle religioni, Utet, Torino, 1976.


RSS