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

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By Max Weber, Peter Baehr (Introduction by), Peter Baehr (Translated by), Gordon C. Wells (Introduction by), Gordon C. Wells (Translated by)
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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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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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780140439212
ISBN-10: 0140439218
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: April 30th, 2002
Pages: 464
Language: English
Series: Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics