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MAX WEBER1Max Weber: Contribution to Sociology; Bureaucracy Ideal TypeJessica SenhorinhaUniversity of the People
MAX WEBER2Max Weber: Contribution to Sociology; Bureaucracy Ideal Type IntroductionWith several contributions, Max Weber, a prominent sociologist, gave rise to new academic disciplines, making several adjustments in prominent areas. Max Weber also wrote several articles and books, becoming known for his methodologies that played an important role in the ideas of the Ideal Types. (“Max Weber (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)”, n.d.)Ideal typesIn his opinion, Weber, thought that conceptualizing and the conceptual tool were important tools for the Ideal Type, but also, the responsibility of sociologists. When researching at what made large institutions work or not, Weber came up with an idea.Kim (2012) wrote, Weber's definition of an ideal type written in "an ideal type is formed by the unilateral accentuation of one or more points of view", according to which "concrete individual phenomena ... are organized in an analytical construction unified "" (Gedankenbild); in its purely fictional nature, it is a "methodological utopia [which] cannot be found empirically anywhere in reality" [Weber 1904/1949, 90].The ideal type does not seek to seek validity in terms of reproduction or correspondence with said reality. In its consciousness of a fictional nature, its validity can only be verified in terms of adequacy, that is, something ignored by the defenders of positivism, as it is convenient. (“Bureaucracy | Encyclopedia.com”, n.d.) However, it is not that objectivity (however limited it may be) can be achieved by simply analyzing the various assessments among themselves and establishing a "statesman" commitment to each other.

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