Dr Alfred Weber

Dr Alfred Weber

Erfurt, Stadtkreis Erfurt, Thüringen, Germany
Death 2 May 1958 (aged 89)
Heidelberg, Stadtkreis Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Burial Heidelberg, Stadtkreis Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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German economist, sociologist and theoretician of culture. Born in Erfurt, Germany, Weber was initially an economist, then became a sociologist. Although schooled in then traditional European economics emphasizing historical analysis, Weber was among those reintroducing theory and causal models to the field. Best remembered in economics regional science and operations research, for early models of industrial location. His later work in sociology relfected his commitment to the "philosophy of history" traditions, developing theories for analyzing social change (intellectual and technological) in Western civilization as a confluence of civilization, social processes (organizations) and culture (art, religion, and philosophy). He also published empirical and historical analyses of the growth and geographical distribution of cities and capitalism. Professor at the University of Heidelberg from 1907 to 1933 when he was dismissed for criticizing Hitler; he was reinstated in 1945 and remained there until 1958. Although a leader in intellectual resistance, Weber remained in Nazi Germany during WWII; after the war his writings and teaching were influential in promoting a philosophical and political recovery for the German people. Died in Heidelberg.

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