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The argument by extension notwithstanding, there is other evidence that Weber held the social scientist's values to be a subjective matter. Portis, for instance, says Weber "believed it impossible to justify ultimate values scientifically. He presumed they were derived from the metaphysical commitments that define one's general outlook." 22 Rogers Brubaker, in The Limits of Rationality, also acknowledges that Weber's discussion of value orientations amplifies those of a long line of ethical relativists. Weber believed that "value orientations are essentially subjective, and that conflict among them cannot be rationally resolved." 23
The phrase " fools rush in where angels fear to tread " from Part III has become part of the popular lexicon, and has been used for and in various works.
. Eliot's essay on playwright Philip Massinger from "The Sacred Wood."
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