The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
Author: Max Weber
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN: 9781532812705
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism Book Excerpt:

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.

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
Author: Max Weber,Talcott Parsons
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2003-04-04
ISBN: 048642703X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism Book Excerpt:

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.

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
Author: Max Weber
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2002-04-30
ISBN: 1101098473
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism Book Excerpt:

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. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Spirit of Capitalism and the Protestant Ethic

The Spirit of Capitalism and the Protestant Ethic
Author: Michael Harry Lessnoff
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Pub
Total Pages: 144
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spirit of Capitalism and the Protestant Ethic Book Excerpt:

Max Weber was fascinated by the differing historical paths traced by Western civilizaiton and the civilizations of the East. His essay, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism addresses the forces behind the social transformations of the industrial revolution. Weber's thesis proposes a causal link between the forces of the Protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism.

The Protestant Ethic or the Spirit of Capitalism

The Protestant Ethic or the Spirit of Capitalism
Author: Kathryn D. Blanchard
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2010-07-06
ISBN: 1606086596
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Protestant Ethic or the Spirit of Capitalism Book Excerpt:

Since the publication of Max Weber's classic, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, it has long been assumed that a distinctly Protestant ethos has shaped the current global economic order. Against this common consensus, Kathryn D. Blanchard argues that the theological thought of John Calvin and the Protestant movement as a whole has much to say that challenges the current incarnation of the capitalist order. This book develops an approach to Christian economic ethics that celebrates God's gift of human freedom, while at the same time acknowledging necessary, and indeed vital, limitations in the context of material and social life. Through sustained interaction with such unlikely dialogue partners as Adam Smith, Milton Friedman, Deirdre McCloskey, and Muhammad Yunus, this book shows that the virtues of self-denial, neighbor love, and sympathy have been quite at home in the capitalism of the past, and can be again. Though self-interest has enjoyed several decades as the unquestioned ruling principle of American economics, other-interest is steadily coming back into view, not only among Christian ethicists, but among economists as well. This book explores the important implications of this shift in economic thinking from a theological perspective.

The Protestant Work Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

The Protestant Work Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
Author: Max Weber
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2013-04-29
ISBN: 1627931295
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Protestant Work Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism Book Excerpt:

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. Based on the original 1905 edition, this volume includes, along with Weber's treatise, an illuminating introduction, a wealth of explanatory notes, and exemplary responses and remarks-both from Weber and his critics-sparked by publication of The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism.

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism with Other Writings on the Rise of the West

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism with Other Writings on the Rise of the West
Author: Max Weber,Stephen Kalberg
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 582
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9780195332537
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism with Other Writings on the Rise of the West Book Excerpt:

For more than 100 years, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism has set the parameters for the debate over the origins of modern capitalism. Now more timely and thought-provoking than ever, this esteemed classic of twentieth-century social science examines the deep cultural "frame of mind" that influences work life to this day in northern America and Western Europe. Stephen Kalberg's internationally acclaimed translation captures the essence of Weber's style as well as the subtlety of his descriptions and causal arguments. Now, for the first time in one volume, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism with Other Writings on the Rise of the West integrates Weber's exploration of the spirit of capitalism's origins with his larger project: a multi-causal analysis of the West's distinctiveness and its sources. Weber's texts present wide-ranging discussions on the Western city, state, forms of rulership and law, and modes of economic innovation. Moreover, in many selections Weber offers in-depth and insightful comparisons to China and India. Readings on the "economic ethics" of Confucianism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Catholicism further illuminate the distinct qualities of the West's trajectory and its diverse causes. A separate section examines the long-range influence of the ascetic Protestant sects and churches on American society. To draw readers into the material, this engaging volume includes extended introductions by the editor, many new translations, a chronology of Weber's life, an expanded glossary and bibliography, and numerous clarifying endnotes. In addition, Kalberg addresses a variety of debates concerning the central elements of contemporary life. Ideal for courses in sociology, anthropology, political science, history, international relations, and economics, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism with Other Writings on the Rise of the West is an essential resource for anyone seeking to understand the origins and endurance of the modern West.

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
Author: Max Weber
Publsiher: Pantianos Classics
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2020-05-29
ISBN: 9781789872316
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism Book Excerpt:

Max Weber's celebrated thesis, which explores the relationship between Protestant work ethic and the emergence of capitalist enterprise, is presented here inclusive of his lengthy notes. In coining the phrase 'Protestant work ethic', Weber demonstrates a series of parallels between certain Protestant denominations and the modern business. The veneration of hard work, discipline, and carefulness with money birthed a culture that led over generations to the establishment of capitalism; with enough workers sharing in these beliefs, entrepreneurs were able to create large businesses that could consistently deliver a profit. Using examples such as Martin Luther and Calvinist doctrines, Weber demonstrates how ideas of the virtues of diligence were placed parallel with God and morality. By working hard, every man was contributing to a better world and society, in the name of the Lord. However, Weber asserts that over time the religious connotations behind capitalist enterprise largely disappeared; the famous writings of Benjamin Franklin are cited as example, whereby notions of diligence were expressed eloquently but no longer cited God and holy virtue. Though controversial, Weber's work remains much-consulted by sociologists. The notion that Protestantism contributed to or accelerated the development of capitalism is popular in the modern day.

Centennial Rumination on Max Weber s the Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

Centennial Rumination on Max Weber s the Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
Author: Isaacs Mark
Publsiher: Universal-Publishers
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2006-03-13
ISBN: 1581123108
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Centennial Rumination on Max Weber s the Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism Book Excerpt:

In 1904-1905 Max Weber published the sociological classic "The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism." In this book Weber argues that religion, specifically "ascetic Protestantism" provided the essential social and cultural infrastructure that led to modern capitalism. Weber's suggests that Protestantism has "an affinity for capitalism." Indeed, something within Protestantism-by accident or design-creates the necessary preconditions that lead to the flowering of a just, free, and prosperous society. At the same time, Weber wonders if the economic backwardness of certain societies and regions of the world are somehow related to their religious affiliation. Weber's century old thesis challenges the erroneous core assumptions of many secular humanists, postmoderns, Roman Catholic traditionalists, and Islamists. In view of the threat of the War on Terror, and in the face of the inadequate response of secularist and post-modern intellectuals, it is vital that we understand and appreciate the profound paradigm shift that occurred during the sixteenth and seventeenth century that led to the unfolding of modern capitalism. Despite a plethora of critics Max Weber's one-hundred year old thesis still stands.

Weber s Protestant Ethic

Weber s Protestant Ethic
Author: Hartmut Lehmann,Guenther Roth
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 420
Release: 1995-09-21
ISBN: 9780521558297
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Weber s Protestant Ethic Book Excerpt:

A reassessment of the debate surrounding Weber's classic work Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism.

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
Author: Max Weber
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9780393930689
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism Book Excerpt:

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism is Max Weber s most important work and, since its publication in 1904, has been widely considered the most important sociological study of the twentieth century."

Weber Passion and Profits

Weber  Passion and Profits
Author: Jack Barbalet
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2008-07-10
ISBN: 9780521895095
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Weber Passion and Profits Book Excerpt:

Max Weber's The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism is one of the best-known and most enduring texts of classical sociology, continually inspirational and widely read by both scholars and students. In an insightful interpretation, Jack Barbalet discloses that Weber's work is not simply about the cultural origins of capitalism but an allegory concerning the Germany of his day. Situating The Protestant Ethic in the development of Weber's prior and subsequent writing, Barbalet traces changes in his understanding of key concepts including 'calling' and 'rationality'. In a close analysis of the ethical underpinnings of the capitalist spirit and of the institutional structure of capitalism, Barbalet identifies continuities between Weber and the eighteenth-century founder of economic science, Adam Smith, as well as Weber's contemporary, the American firebrand Thorstein Veblen. Finally, by considering Weber's investigation of Judaism and capitalism, important aspects of his account of Protestantism and capitalism are revealed.

The Protestant Ethic Debate

The Protestant Ethic Debate
Author: David Chalcraft,Austin Harrington
Publsiher: Liverpool University Press
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2001-05-01
ISBN: 1781388156
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Protestant Ethic Debate Book Excerpt:

Max Weber’s The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism continues to be one of the most influential texts in the sociology of modern Western societies. Although Weber never produced the further essays with which he intended to extend the study, he did complete four lengthy Replies to reviews of the text by two German historians. Written between 1907 and 1910, the Replies offer a fascinating insight into Weber’s intentions in the original study, and the present volume is the first complete translation of all four Replies in English.

The Protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism

The Protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism
Author: Max Weber
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2015-07-20
ISBN: 9781331866763
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism Book Excerpt:

Excerpt from The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism Max Weber's essay, Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus, which is here translated, was first published in the Archiv fur Sozialwissenschaft und Sozialpolitik, Volumes XX and XXI, for 1904-5. It was reprinted in 1920 as the first study in the ambitious series Gesammelte Aufsatze zur Religionssoziologie, which was left unfinished by Weber's untimely death in that same year. For the new printing he made considerable changes, and appended both new material and replies to criticism in footnotes. The translation has, however, been made directly from this last edition. Though the volume of footnotes is excessively large, so as to form a serious detriment to the reader's enjoyment, it has not seemed advisable either to omit any of them or to attempt to incorporate them into the text. As it stands it shows most plainly how the problem has grown in Weber's own mind, and it would be a pity to destroy that for the sake of artistic perfection. A careful perusal of the notes is, however, especially recommended to the reader, since a great deal of important material is contained in them. The fact that they are printed separately from the main text should not be allowed to hinder their use. The translation is, as far as is possible, faithful to the text, rather than attempting to achieve any more than ordinary, clear English style. Nothing has been altered, and only a few comments to clarify obscure points and to refer the reader to related parts of Weber's work have been added. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
Author: Max Weber (sociologue.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 292
Release: 1958
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism Book Excerpt:

Max Weber and The Protestant Ethic

Max Weber and The Protestant Ethic
Author: Peter Ghosh
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 421
Release: 2014
ISBN: 0198702523
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Max Weber and The Protestant Ethic Book Excerpt:

Ghosh presents a new portrait of Max Weber, one of the most prestigious social theorists in recent history, using his most famous work, 'The Protestant Ethic and the 'Spirit' of Capitalism', as its central point of reference. It offers an intellectual biography of Weber framed along historical lines. It re-evaluates ''The Protestant Ethic' - a text surprisingly neglected by scholars - supplying a missing intellectual and chronological centre to Weber's life and work.

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
Author: Sebastian Guzman,James Hill
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 91
Release: 2017-07-14
ISBN: 1351353330
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism Book Excerpt:

The German sociologist Max Weber is considered to be one of the founding fathers of sociology, and ranks among the most influential writers of the 20th-century. His most famous book, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, is a masterpiece of sociological analysis whose power is based on the construction of a rigorous, and intricately interlinked, piece of argumentation. Weber’s object was to examine the relationship between the development of capitalism and the different religious ideologies of Europe. While many other scholars focused on the material and instrumental causes of capitalism’s emergence, Weber sought to demonstrate that different religious beliefs in fact played a significant role. In order to do this, he employed his analytical skills to understand the relationship between capitalism and religious ideology, carefully considering how far Protestant and secular capitalist ethics overlapped, and to what extent they mirrored each other. One crucial element of Weber’s work was his consideration the degree to which cultural values acted as implicit or hidden reasons reinforcing capitalist ethics and behavior – an investigation that he based on teasing out the ‘arguments’ that underpin capitalism. Incisive and insightful, Weber’s analysis continues to resonate with scholars today.

Calvinism and the Capitalist Spirit

Calvinism and the Capitalist Spirit
Author: Gianfranco Poggi
Publsiher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press
Total Pages: 146
Release: 1983
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Capitalism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Calvinism and the Capitalist Spirit Book Excerpt:

The Protestant Ethnic and the Spirit of Capitalism

The Protestant Ethnic and the Spirit of Capitalism
Author: Rey Chow
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780231124218
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Protestant Ethnic and the Spirit of Capitalism Book Excerpt:

In late-capitalist Western society, cross-ethnic cultural transactions are an inevitable daily routine. Yet, according to acclaimed cultural critic Rey Chow, the notion of ethnicity as it is currently used is theoretically ambivalent, confusing, indeed self-contradictory, straddling as it does an uneasy boundary between a universalist rhetoric of inclusion on the one hand, and actual, lived experiences of violence and intolerance on the other. To drastically reconceptualize ethnicity in the contemporary world, Chow proposes that it be examined in conjunction with Max Weber's famous theory about the Protestant work ethic and capitalism, which holds that secular belief in salvation often collaborates effectively with the interpellation, disciplining, and rewarding of subjects constituted by specific forms of labor. The charged figure that results from such a collaboration, resonant with the economic, psychological, and spiritual implications of the word "protest, " is what she refers to as the protestant ethnic. Chow explores the vicissitudes of cross-ethnic representational politics in a diverse range of texts across multiple genres, including the writings of Georg Lukacs, Michel Foucault, Max Weber, Jacques Derrida, Fredric Jameson, Etienne Balibar, Charlotte Brontë, Garrett Hongo, John Yau, and Frantz Fanon; the films of Alfred Hitchcock, Marguerite Duras, and Alain Resnais; and the cartoon drawings of Larry Feign. Tracing out hauntingly familiar scenarios from stereotyping and coercive mimeticism to collective narcissistic abjection, the rise of white feminist racial power, and intraethnic ressentiment, Chow articulates a series of interlocking critical dialogues that challenge readers into hitherto unimagined ways of thinking about an urgent topic.

Max Weber

Max Weber
Author: Stephen Kalberg
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN: 0470775165
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Max Weber Book Excerpt:

This unique volume gathers Weber's writings on a broad array of themes, from the nature of work, to the political culture of democracy, to the uniqueness of the West, to the character of the family and race relations, to the role of science and the fate of ethical action in the modern world. Gathers Weber’s writings in a comprehensive collection, organized by topic. Rejuvenates a central, pivotal theme of Weberian thought: "How do we live?" and "How can we live in the industrial society?” Connects Weber’s writings to contemporary issues through modern essays and editorial introductions.