An exploration of political and cultural critiques that are embodied in the mature writings of Max Weber and Thomas Mann. It examines in particular Weber's Science as a Vocation and Politics as a Vocation and Mann's The Magic Mountain and Doctor Faustus . It is suitable for those in political theory, and the intellectual history of Germany.
Harvey Goldman is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of Max Weber and Thomas Mann: Calling and the Shaping of the Self (California, 1988).