Max Weber

By: Jestin Hemmersbach

(1864-1920)

Father was a German lawyer and politician and his mother was a Calvinist. Max was the eldest child.

Background of Weber

He was a university professor that was trained in law and economics. He also wrote books that were about the world, law, economics, rural and urban sociology, the nature of social classes, and also the development and nature of bureaucracy.

Thoughts of Max

He thought that "human beings act on the basis of their own understanding of a situation." This means that people only act a certain way according to the situation that is present.