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

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Penguin, Apr 30, 2002 - Religion - 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. Based on the original 1905 edition, this volume includes, along with Weber's treatise, an illuminating introduction, a wealth of explanatory notes, and exemplary responses and remarks-both from Weber and his critics-sparked by publication of The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism.

This is the first English translation of the 1905 German text and the first volume to include Weber's unexpurgated responses to his critics, which reveal important developments in and clarifications of Weber's argument.
  

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User Review  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

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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User Review  - Charlie - Goodreads

This review concerns the Norton Critical Edition of Weber's work. The Protestant Ethic is a dramatic, seductive, original work that, despite its controversial premise, deserves an edition such as this ... Read full review

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Contents

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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Peter Baehr teaches in the department of politics and sociology at Lingnan University in Hong Kong.


Peter Baehr teaches in the department of politics and sociology at Lingnan University in Hong Kong.


Peter Baehr teaches in the department of politics and sociology at Lingnan University in Hong Kong.

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