Lot 225: Extremely influential social theorist (1864–1920) often cited with Emile Durkheim and Karl Marx as a founding architect of sociology. ALS in German, one page on a 3.5 x 5.5 postcard, September 14, 1906. Untranslated letter to Sophie, wife of philosopher Heinrich Rickert, in Freiburg, planning a visit. In fine condition, with a bit of show-through to the lower left from the postmark. Heinrich Rickert, a leading neo-Kantian philosopher, was Weber's colleague at the University of Freiburg and introduced him to his ideas, which had a large impact. Especially influential on Weber's work was the neo-Kantian belief that reality at its core is chaotic and incomprehensible, with all rational order deriving from human focus and perception.
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Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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