Domination perspective rationalism religion weberian
Robert J. Antonio, "Rationalism, Religion, and Domination: A Weberian Perspective. Wolfgang Schluchter," The Journal of Religion 73, no. 1 (Jan., ).
Description:The office or position carries with it a set of obligations to perform various duties, the authority to carry out these duties, and the means of compulsion required to do the job. These principles of rationality can be applied to many activities and actions in the economic sphere, and have become highly developed and visible there. If these bureaucratic forms did not exist, society would be worse off, in that actions would be carried out in an inefficient and wasteful manner. That is, these technologies are constructed with certain purposes, and so long as they assist in achieving the desired ends, the results are generally predictable. Now the latest liberate during this landmark sequence takes on hot-button themes like weather swap, the intelligence of old guy, the easiest construction evidences, and plenty of extra. This form of rationality can be considered to be pragmatic in that it provides individuals with a way of pursuing practical ends. While bureaucracies may seem to limit freedom, and provide structures of domination, they are also necessary to carry out the administration of modern, complex society.