(iii) His classification helps us to know Weber’s interpretation of the contemporary era. According to Weber, the modern society is tending towards more and more rationalisation. Modern economic enterprises, technological inventions and bureaucratisation, etc., indicate the same trend. “The society as a whole tends towards Zweckrational organisation.
Finally, the classification reveals the heart of Weber ‘philosophical thought. He was interested in “the relations of solidarity or independence between science and politics”. For example, he was interested in the question, “What is ideal type of the political man? The ideal type of the scientist? How can one be both a politician and a professor?” The question was for him, as Aron points out, personal as well as philosophical.
According to Weber, it could be said, that the scientific behaviour is combination of rational action in relation to a goal and also a value. “The value is truth; the rationality is that of the rules of logic and research…”