The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism: and Other Writings
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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Weber's sociological magnum opus on the relationship between Protestantism, specifically Calvinism and Puritanism, and the development of the capitalistic spirit in the West. He goes through all of ... Read full review
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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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Churches and Sects in North America 1906
Critical Remarks in Response to the Foregoing Critical Contributions
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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