Weber to the Max

Review Chapter 4 of the Appelrouth and Edles text delves into the classical theories of German sociologist, Max Weber. Weber’s works have always resonated with me, however, my main gripe with Weber is that it is evidenced that he was vaguely racist. Regardless in mentioning this, I want to point out as it is the […]


Main points The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism Regarding asceticism and the spirit of capitalism, Weber linked them by arguing that God’s will was made manifest through the labor of the individual. This was the way of pursuing a righteous life; one where security of material possessions lead not to a state of […]

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