Human Studies

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 115–136 | Cite as

The pythagorean comma: Weber's anticipation of sociology in a new key

  • Vito Signorile


Throughout its history the Game was closely allied with music, and usually proceeded according to musical or mathematical rules. One theme, two themes, or three themes were stated, elaborated, varied, and underwent a development quite similar to that of the theme in a Bach fugue or a concerto movement.… Experts and Masters of the Game freely wove the initial theme into unlimited combinations [p. 30].


Political Philosophy Modern Philosophy Initial Theme Mathematical Rule 
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  • Vito Signorile
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  1. 1.Department of Sociology and AnthropologyUniversity of WindsorUSA

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