Max Weber's interpretive sociology and rational choice approach
Journal/Book: Ration Soc. 2000; 12: 6 Bonhill Street, London EC2a 4Pu, England. Sage Publications Ltd. 259-282.
Abstract: This article aims at substantiating two theses: (1) Weber's programmatic metatheoretical texts contain a description of the method of socio-scientific explanation, which anticipate a specific version of the Rational Choice Approach (RCA) in contemporary sociology, and (2) it is possible to distinguish two versions of this description; the first, however, being closer to the RCA than the second. The late Weberian outline of sociological theory of action is reconstructed out of his famous typology of action.
Note: Article Norkus Z, Vilnius State Univ, Philosophy Fac, Dept Philosophy, Didlaukio 47, LT-2057 Vilnius, LITHUANIA
Keyword(s): interpretive sociology; Max Weber; rational choice approach; sociological explanation; theory of action; BEHAVIOR; CULTURE