Max Weber

Protestant Ethic and Spirit of Capitalism Weber argued that the pursuit of profit was justified by religion. Members of the protestant ethic were encouraged to work hard, be successful in their businesses, and reinvest into further development instead of “worldly pleasures”. Members of the society at that time were subject to a certain “calling” that […]


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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