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Ghosh, Peter

Overview
Works: 7 works in 43 publications in 2 languages and 1,126 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HM479.W42, 306.2094109034
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Most widely held works by Peter Ghosh
Max Weber and the Protestant ethic : twin histories by Peter Ghosh( Book )

15 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents an entirely new portrait of Max Weber, one of the most prestigious social theorists in recent history, using his most famous work, ‘The Protestant Ethic and the "Spirit" of Capitalism’, as its central point of reference. It offers an intellectual biography of Weber framed along historical lines - something which has never been done before. It re-evaluates ‘The Protestant Ethic’ - a text surprisingly neglected by scholars - supplying a missing intellectual and chronological centre to Weber's life and work. 0Peter Ghosh suggests that ‘The Protestant Ethic’ is the link which unites the earlier (pre-1900) and later (post-1910) phases of his career. He offers a series of fresh perspectives on Weber's thought in various areas - charisma, capitalism, law, politics, rationality, bourgeois life, and (not least) Weber's unusual religious thinking, which was 'remote from god' yet based on close dialogue with Christian theology. This approach produces a convincing view of Max Weber as a whole; while previously the sheer breadth of his intellectual interests has caused him to be read in a fragmentary way according to a series of specialized viewpoints, this volume seeks to put him back together again as a real individual
Politics and culture in Victorian Britain : essays in memory of Colin Matthew( Book )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The specific occasion for these essays was as a tribute to the memory of the late Colin Matthew, one of the most eminent recent historians of Victorian Britain, who was himself determined to uphold the contemporary relevance of Victorian political tradition, and to explore the interface between 'politics' and 'culture'. Reflection on his intellectual achievement is a second distinctive component of this book."--Jacket
A historian reads Max Weber : essays on the Protestant ethic by Peter Ghosh( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and French and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Weber's Protestant Ethic is undoubtedly the most widely-read text in Western social theory of the last century. But is it really known? The proposition of this book is that it is not. Innumerable readers will "know" it for their own pedagogic and theoretical purposes, but properly historical grasp of the work's full range of meanings, of its place within the fertile culture of the German states before 1914, and within Max Weber's intellectual biography remains slight. The essays in this volume derive from the author's work in translating and commenting on the Protestant Ethic. They seek (f
Max Weber in context : essays in the history of German ideas c. 1870-1930 by Peter Ghosh( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics and culture in Victorian Britain essays in memory of Colin Matthew( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MAX WEBER AND 'THE PROTESTANT ETHIC' : twin histories by Peter Ghosh( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Why should we read Max Weber today? : his conception of Wissenschaft by Peter Ghosh( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In 1964 the question of Weber's present-day significance was an open one which was passionately debated, but in 2014 his canonical position is so secure that it seems superfluous. Nonetheless, the question should be asked, because if it is not, then any view of Max Weber as an integral thinker recedes into the distance, and he dissolves into a series of specialized fragments. The lecture suggests that Weber is important above all because he is a universalist thinker capable of operating under modern conditions, such as specialization and cultural difference, that are radically hostile to universalism. How could he do this? To answer this question, we should consider, first, the more obviously universalist areas of his thought (academic science or Wissenschaft, religion, law) and then the one that is not (politics). However, this is matter for four lectures at least. So here we shall begin at the beginning: with Wissenschaft
 
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Alternative Names
Ghosh, P. 1954-

Languages
English (42)

French (1)

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A historian reads Max Weber : essays on the Protestant ethicPolitics and culture in Victorian Britain essays in memory of Colin Matthew