reading of the pivotal Max Weber
which appears above as the
for this essay, comes at you point blank like
Jose Ortega y
may have said): it just can't be ignored or avoided. The brassy
alacrity with which
reads it, defies you and I to not get it.
What's not transcribed above in the original
asides ie those additional pertinent commentaries he
adds as he reads, which make this
already combustible, catch fire and blaze.
For example, what exactly is Max referring to when he talks of "...
windbags who do not fully realize what they take upon
themselves"? What is it exactly for them to "take
(something) upon themselves"?
suggests they take something upon themselves when they
and when they
and when they think and when they
(his "are" implies
Max continues by saying "... who intoxicate themselves with
romantic sensations". What exactly are these "romantic
sensations" he refers to?
..." may be a romantic sensation, "My experience has
proved ..." may be a romantic sensation, "Everybody
knows ..." may be a romantic sensation, "All the best
people know ..." may be a romantic sensation, "I read
..." may be a romantic sensation. Notice by saying
"may be" rather than "is" in these examples,
leaves his suggestion open to scrutiny, examination, and inquiry,
rather than ruining it entirely by boxing it up as "the
Max later talks of "when a mature man ... is aware of a
responsibility for the consequences of his conduct". What
exactly is this "conduct" he refers to?
is conduct ie what a mature man
literally, is how he conducts himself.
- ergo your conduct is your