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Max Webers "Die sozialen Gründe des Untergangs der antiken Kultur": eine mechanismische Rekonstruktion in Petrinetzen

Max Weber's "Die sozialen Gründe des Untergangs der antiken Kultur" : a mechanismic reconstruction by petri nets
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Kaven, Carsten

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Abstract "Analyzing long term historical processes is not what social scientists mostly do. Nevertheless there exist interesting exceptions, e.g. a small text of Max Weber in which he deals systematically with the decline of the Roman Empire. This text shall be linked to two strands of contemporary discussions in social sciences. First with socionics which explores possibilities to analyze social phenomena by use of informatic modeling. This approach stimulates transforming an argumentation written in natural language into petri nets. Second to discussions about social mechanisms which seek to find new ways of process analysis and explanations in social sciences. Those mechanisms will be derived from Weber's text which can be considered the driving forces of the decline. In this way we aim at reviving Weber's old text as an example of a quite modern approach of processes analysis." (author's abstract)
Keywords society; Weber, M.; antiquity; social factors; model; advanced civilization; slavery; agriculture; Roman Empire; historical development; historical analysis; national state; failure of the state; town; monetary economy; process analysis; culture
Classification General Concepts, Major Hypotheses and Major Theories in the Social Sciences; General History
Method historical; theory application
Document language German
Publication Year 2011
Page/Pages p. 309-337
Journal Historical Social Research, 36 (2011) 2
ISSN 0172-6404
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works