The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism: and Other Writings (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Apr 30, 2002 - Social Science - 464 pages
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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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Even now, this is a profoundly interesting and detailed book, being the foundation of economic sociology, and is of considerable use today. The main thesis is that several Christian denominations ... Read full review

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More than hundred years after its publication this book is still one of the greatest intellectual accomplishments in modern academic research. Through an impressive and truly inspiring reading of ... Read full review

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The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism 1905
1
Churches and Sects in North America 1906
203
Critical Remarks in Response to the Foregoing Critical Contributions 1907
221
Remarks on the Foregoing Reply 1908
232
Rebuttal of the Critique of the Spirit of Capitalism 1910
244
A Final Rebuttal of Rachfahls Critique of the Spirit of Capitalism 1910
282
Rejoinders to Werner Sombart and Lujo Brentano 1920
341
Prefatory Remarks to Collected Essays in the Sociology of Religion 1920
356
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