Cultura International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology

Volume 6, Issue 2, 2009

Horst Baier
Pages 7-45

Die Vertreibung der Sinne Klangräume
Rufen und Hören in der verstehenden Soziologie

Expulsion of senses. Acustic spaces: call and listening in interpretive sociology. Following the 'mental constructs' that are illustrative for Max Weber's Idealtypologie, the 'acustic spaces' in the cultural concept of education are developed. The study is an analysis of the organization of command and obedience in Weber's sociology of domination. His interpretive sociology is taken from Martin Heidegger. Another subject of the paper is an excursion into the sociology of music of Weber and Adorno. In the acoustic sounds of music, especially in the organ and piano works, we find the process of rationalization of the Western culture.