For Max Weber, who consolidates himself as responsible for the most famous classification of types of social actions, we can highlight the following types:

  • Rational actions regarding values: actions taken based on the values of the individual, but without thinking about the consequences and often without considering whether the means chosen are appropriate to achieve it.
  • Rational actions regarding ends (also known as action for ends, from the German zweckrational): actions planned and taken after evaluating the end in relation to other ends, and after considering various means (and consequences) to achieve them. An example would be most economic transactions.
  • Affective actions: actions taken due to the individual’s emotions, to express personal feelings. As examples, celebrating after victory, crying at a funeral, would be emotional actions.
  • Traditional actions: actions based on rooted tradition. An example would be to relax on Sundays and put on lighter clothes. Some traditional actions can become a cultural artifact.

These actions are the basis for the execution of projects at BITNART

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