From Max Weber's 'Science as a Vocation (1917)' to 'Horizon 2020'
Title: From Max Weber's 'Science as a Vocation (1917)' to 'Horizon 2020'
Author: MAYER, Karl Ulrich
Series/Number: EUI MWP LS; 2013/06
In this lecture, I reconstruct the position of Max Weber in “Science as a Vocation” with regard to the motivation of scholars. I will contrast Weber’s position with the current debate on basic vs. applied science and offer a critical review of the European research policy. A particular focus will be on Horizon 2020 and the role of social sciences and the humanities therein.
Subject: Max Weber; Basic and applied science; European research policy; Horizon 2020
The lecture was delivered on 19 June 2013.
Type of Access: openAccess