Die Wiederkehr des Antiken in der Erzählung. Max Weber und Robert Musil

[The Return of Antiquity in Narrative Literature. Max Weber and Robert Musil]

  • Achim Seiffarth Hochschule Fulda, Germany


Max Weber and Robert Musil have shared interests, not only in analyzing the “modern world”. With contemporary philosophy having apparently become merely aca­demic, and narration losing plausibility in history as well as in literature, they both choose the way of essayistic writing in order to substantiate their views. And in their search for a foundation they both go back to ancient philosophy, Weber to Plato and Musil to Plotinus.