Max Weber Quote

Inspiration in the field of science by no means plays any greater role, as academic conceit fancies, than it does in the field of mastering problems of practical life by a modern entrepreneur. On the other hand, and this also is often misconstrued, inspiration plays no less a role in science than it does in the realm of art.


'Wissenschaft als Beruf', Gessammelte Aufsätze zur Wissenschaftslehre (1922), 524–5. Originally a Speech at Munich University. Translated as 'Science as a Vocation', reprinted in H. H. Gerth and C. Wright-Mills (eds.), Max Weber (1974)

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Inspiration in the field of science by no means plays any greater role, as academic conceit fancies, than it does in the field of mastering problems...

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Inspiration in the field of science by no means plays any greater role, as academic conceit fancies, than it does in the field of mastering problems...

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Inspiration in the field of science by no means plays any greater role, as academic conceit fancies, than it does in the field of mastering problems...

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Inspiration in the field of science by no means plays any greater role, as academic conceit fancies, than it does in the field of mastering problems...