IDEAL TYPES


IDEAL TYPES
   used by Max WEBER, to denote social arrangements peopled by ideally RATIONAL BEINGS. It is used to describe theoretical models of institutions, social relations, and political systems which are "ideal" in the sense of being construed entirely according to theoretical laws that explain them and not according to observation of the actual world.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • ideal types — ideal type …   Dictionary of sociology

  • ideal type — Ideal types in sociology are most closely associated with the name of Max Weber , although as a method of investigation and explanation they are more commonly found in economics, for example in the concept of the perfect market. For Weber, the… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • Ideal type — Ideal type, also known as pure type or Idealtyp in the original German, is a typological term most closely associated with sociologist Max Weber (1864 1920). An ideal type is formed from characteristics and elements of the given phenomena, but it …   Wikipedia

  • ideal type — a construct abstracted from experience in which individual elements are combined to form a whole that is conceptually independent of empirical factors or variables, but against which particular examples of the appropriate class found in life can… …   Universalium

  • ideal type — noun : an abstraction of features from empirical reality and their embodiment into a unified conceptual scheme of hypothetical validity sees the ideal type of monogamy in Christian marriage Rodney Needham analysis of social situations by the use… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ideal-type — Idéal type Un idéal type est un concept sociologique défini par Max Weber. Il vise, pour Weber, à bâtir un modèle d un phénomène social qu on cherche à étudier pour ses qualités intrinsèques. L idéal type sera par la suite réutilisé par des… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Idéal-typique — Idéal type Un idéal type est un concept sociologique défini par Max Weber. Il vise, pour Weber, à bâtir un modèle d un phénomène social qu on cherche à étudier pour ses qualités intrinsèques. L idéal type sera par la suite réutilisé par des… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Idéal type — Un idéal type est un concept sociologique défini par Max Weber. Il vise, pour Weber, à bâtir un modèle d un phénomène social qu on cherche à étudier pour ses qualités intrinsèques. L idéal type sera par la suite réutilisé par des théoriciens des… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ideal (ring theory) — In ring theory, a branch of abstract algebra, an ideal is a special subset of a ring. The ideal concept allows the generalization in an appropriate way of some important properties of integers like even number or multiple of 3 . For instance, in… …   Wikipedia

  • Ideal gas — Thermodynamics …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.