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The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
by Max Weber and Talcott Parsons


Overview - 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 discouraged belief in predestination and encouraged capitalism.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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 discouraged belief in predestination and encouraged capitalism. Weber's classic study has long been required reading in college and advanced high school social studies classrooms.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780486427034
  • ISBN-10: 048642703X
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publish Date: April 2003
  • Page Count: 320
  • Dimensions: 8.08 x 6.38 x 0.65 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.63 pounds

Series: Economy Editions

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Books > Religion > Religion, Politics & State
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