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1 Watson Dr. Sandra Godwin SOCI 3450 5 November 2013 Application Paragraph Four Sociologist, George Ritzer, explores contemporary society through the perspective of Max Weber’s theory of rationalization in which Weber examines four types termed as practical, theoretical, substantive, and formal rationalization. George Ritzer explains the first type, practical rationality, by stating that humans calculate potential solutions and act on the best one it in order to obtain the best outcome possible. The second type, theoretical rationality, identifies the world as being unpredictable; therefore, humans try to give logical meanings to these unknown aspects of life in order to give themselves a sense of control. Substantive rationality, the third type, is defined as humans calculating possible means to an end by attaching their values and morals to actions. The fourth type is formal rationality, which describes how human
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