Empathic understanding of human behavior.
- This position can itself be viewed as the product of the confluence of three related stances: Weber's notion of Verstehen; symbolic interactionism; and phenomenology.
- The social sciences are only based on a method called Verstehen (or what he calls conception).
- The effect that this shared commitment to Verstehen had on the sorts of social theory they applied is profound.
German, literally 'understanding'.
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