"The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism" by Max Weber Essay by The Research Group

"The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism" by Max Weber
A summary and critique of the portrait of Western civilization as product of religious and materialistic beliefs and practices.
# 21205 | 1,350 words | 1 source | 1994 | US
Published on Feb 24, 2003 in Sociology (General) , Literature (General)


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"This study will provide a critique and summary of Max Weber's The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. The study will include consideration of the relationship between Weber's personal history and the fundamental theory in his book, and the argument that for all its flaws Weber's theory is profoundly useful for contemporary societies.
Weber, as we read in Anthony Giddens' Introduction, wrote this book "at a pivotal period of his intellectual career, shortly after his recovery from a depressive illness that had incapacitated him from serious academic work for a period of some four years" (Weber 1). Before that time, Weber's works had been primarily "technical researches in economic history, economics and jurisprudence" (Weber 1). In other words, Weber's "depressive illness" in one way or another apparently had a profound impact..."

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