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Harvey S. Goldman


Harvey Goldman received his B.A. from Michigan State University in comparative literature and his Ph.D. in political science from UC Berkeley. Though his degree is in political science, with a specialty in political theory, he has always taught both social and political theory together. He is the author of a book on conceptions of self and work in Max Weber and Thomas Mann, and another book on Weber's and Mann's understanding of culture, society, and politics. His principal interest is in contemporary social theory and its philosophical antecedents, as well as the sociology of literature. He is presently working on the reception of Nietzsche among contemporary French intellectuals.

H.S. Goldman: Politics, Death, and the Devil: Self and Power in Max Weber and Thomas Mann, University of California Press, 1992.

H. S. Goldman: Max Weber and Thomas Mann: Calling and the Shaping of the Self, University of California Press, 1988.