The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism: and Other Writings

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism: and Other Writings

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Overview

In The Protestant Ethic, Max Weber opposes the Marxist concept of dialectical materialism and relates the rise of the capitalist economy to the Calvinist belief in the moral value of hard work and the fulfillment of one's worldly duties.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101098479
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/30/2002
Series: Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics Series
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 1,224,715
File size: 786 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Max Weber (1864-1920), German sociologist, one of the founders of modern sociology. He emphasised cultural and political factors as key influences on economic development and individual behaviour. Weber argued for a scientific and value-free approach to research, yet highlighted the importance of meaning and consciousness in understanding social action. His ideas continue to stimulate thought on social stratification, power, organisations, law, and religion. Peter Baehr teaches in the department of politics and sociology at Lingnan University in Hong Kong.

Table of Contents

Edited, Translated, and with an Introduction and Notes by Peter Baehr and Gordon C. Wells

Introduction
Suggestions for Further Reading
Note on the Translation
The Protestant Ethic and the "Spirit" of Capitalism (1905)
"Churches" and "Sects" in North America (1906)
Critical Remarks in Response to the Foregoing "Critical Contributions" (1907) (Weber's first rejoinder to H. Karl Fischer)
Remarks on the Foregoing "Reply" (1908) (Weber's second rejoinder to H. Karl Fischer)
Rebuttal of the Critique of the "Spirit" of Capitalism (1910) (Weber's first rejoinder to Felix Rachfahl)
A Final Rebuttal of Rachfahl's Critique of the "Spirit of Capitalism" (1910)

Appendixes:
I. Rejoinders to Wener Sombart and Lujo Brentano (1920)
II. Prefatory Remarks to Collected Essays in the Sociology of Religion (1920)

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