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A brilliant book which studies the psychological conditions which made possible the development of capitalist civilization. The book analyzes the connection between the spread of Calvinism and a new attitude toward the pursuit of wealth in post-Reformation Europe and England, and attitude which permitted, encouraged–even sanctified–the human quest for prosperity.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

I. THE PROBLEM.

1. Religious Affiliation and Social Stratification.

2. The Spirit of Capitalism.

3. Luther's Conception of the Calling.

II. THE PRACTICAL ETHICS OF THE ASCETIC BRANCHES OF PROTESTANTISM.

4. The Religious Foundations of Worldly Asceticism.

5. Asceticism and the Spirit of Capitalism.

Notes.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780024248602
Author:
Weber, Max
Publisher:
Pearson
Subject:
General
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Government and political science
Subject:
Economics
Subject:
Capitalism
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
January 1977
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
292
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.8 in 295 gr

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