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

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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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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
Remarks on the Foregoing Reply 1908
Rebuttal of the Critique of the Spirit of Capitalism 1910
A Final Rebuttal of Rachfahls Critique of the Spirit of Capitalism
Rejoinders to Werner Sombart and Lujo Brentano 1920
Prefatory Remarks to Collected Essays in the Sociology of Religion

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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.

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