RAȚIONALITATE, ECONOMIE ȘI RELIGIE ORIENTALĂ ÎN SOCIOLOGIA LUI MAX WEBERJournal: Eon (Vol.2, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2021-08-16
Authors : Dragoș DRAGOMAN;
Page : 17-29
Keywords : Eastern religions; Orientalism; Domination theory; Max Weber.;
The willingness deployed by Max Weber to unravel the mystery of Eastern religions largely failed not because of the lack of valid knowledge or accurate information. Although those information facilities were not easy to found, Weber made a tremendous effort to put together the pieces he grasped from various sources. The partial failure comes from the methodology he uses and from the obstinate effort to rationally interpret all religious facts in India. Confident in the reading lens he developed with the protestant ethic, Weber only seeks legitimation efforts of the dominant classes wherever he discovers religious facts. By doing this, methodologically speaking, Weber is not so distant from Marx and from his former master's obsession with class exploitation. This time, all the mystical and profound meaning of Eastern religious devotion is merely explained by worldly domination purposes of those who look for power over the masses.
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