Max Weber's "Science as a Vocation" at 100

OCT 25, 2018 | 6:00 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


9100: Skylight Room


October 25, 2018: 6:00 PM






European Union Studies Center



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Conference Program (preliminary)

Thursday, October 25

Opening Keynote | 6:00 PM

Welcoming Remarks: Chase Robinson | President, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Introduction by Co-Organizers:

Álvaro Morcillo | Social Science Center Berlin (WZB)
John Torpey | Director, Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies

Wolfgang Schluchter | University of Heidelberg

The Students Listening: Why and for Whom Did Weber Speak on “Science as a Vocation”?

Friday, October 26

Coffee Reception | 9:30 AM

Panel 1 | 10:00 AM

Chair: Álvaro Morcillo | Social Science Center Berlin (WZB)

Eduardo Weisz | University of Buenos Aires
Science and Rationalization: A Disenchanted Vocation

Lisa Marsh | The Graduate Center, CUNY
Weber and DuBois: Two Scientific Vocations Compared

John Torpey | The Graduate Center, CUNY
Max Weber and the Idea of Progress

Lunch Break | 12:00 PM

Panel 2 | 1:00 PM

Chair: Roslyn Bologh | College of Staten Island and The Graduate Center, CUNY

Stephen Turner | University of South Florida
Weber and the Academic Ethic Today — What is Living and What is Dead?

Jesse Prinz | The Graduate Center, CUNY
Is Wonder Waning? An Examination of Weber's Disenchantment Thesis

Nicolas Langlitz | The New School
Psychedelic Research: Are Scholarly Lives as Weber Described Them?

Panel 3 | 3:15 PM

Chair: John Torpey | The Graduate Center, CUNY

Álvaro Morcillo | Social Science Center Berlin (WZB)
(Social) Scientists and (International) Politics

Catherine Colliot-Thélène | Université de Rennes
Democracy, Demos, and Scientists

Gil Eyal | Columbia University
Trans-Science as a Vocation

Closing Keynote | 5:30 PM

Introduction: Álvaro Morcillo | Social Science Center Berlin (WZB)

Steven Shapin | Harvard University
“Science as a Vocation” and the Management of “Is” and “Ought”