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The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism.

Author: Max Weber
Publisher: Newburyport : Dover Publications, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Protestant ethic - a moral code stressing hard work, rigorous self-discipline, and the organization of one's life in the service of God - was made famous by sociologist and political economist Max Weber. In this brilliant study (his best-known and most controversial), he opposes the Marxist concept of dialectical materialism and its view that change takes place through ""the struggle of opposites."" Instead, he  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Weber, Max.
Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism.
Newburyport : Dover Publications, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Max Weber
ISBN: 9780486122373 0486122379
OCLC Number: 1041816660
Description: 1 online resource (386 pages)
Contents: Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; TRANSLATOR'S PREFACE; PREFACE TO NEW EDITION; FOREWORD; AUTHOR'S INTRODUCTION; PART I --
THE PROBLEM; CHAPTER I --
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION AND SOCIAL STRATIFICATION; CHAPTER II --
THE SPIRIT OF CAPITALISM; CHAPTER III --
LUTHER'S CONCEPTION OF THE CALLING; PART II --
THE PRACTICAL ETHICS OF THE ASCETIC BRANCHES OF PROTESTANTISM; CHAPTER IV --
THE RELIGIOUS FOUNDATIONS OF WORLDLY ASCETICISM; A. CALVINISM; B. PIETISM; C. METHODISM; D. THE BAPTIST SECTS; CHAPTER V --
ASCETICISM AND THE SPIRIT OF CAPITALISM; NOTES; INDEX.

Abstract:

The Protestant ethic - a moral code stressing hard work, rigorous self-discipline, and the organization of one's life in the service of God - was made famous by sociologist and political economist Max Weber. In this brilliant study (his best-known and most controversial), he opposes the Marxist concept of dialectical materialism and its view that change takes place through ""the struggle of opposites."" Instead, he relates the rise of a capitalist economy to the Puritan determination to work out anxiety over salvation or damnation by performing good deeds - an effort that ultimately discourage.

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