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The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

and Other Writings

  • Author: Max Weber
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101098479
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 464
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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Religion and the Rise of Capitalism

Religion and the Rise of Capitalism

  • Author: R. H.Tawney
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781412832946
  • Category:
  • Page: 337
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On Suicide

On Suicide

  • Author: Emile Durkheim
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 014191534X
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 480
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Emile Durkheim's On Suicide (1897) was a groundbreaking book in the field of sociology. Traditionally, suicide was thought to be a matter of purely individual despair but Durkheim recognized that the phenomenon had a social dimension. He believed that if anything can explain how individuals relate to society, then it is suicide: Why does it happen? What goes wrong? Why do certain social, religious or racial groups have higher incidences of suicide than others? As Durkheim explored these questions he became convinced that abnormally high or low levels of social integration lead to an increased likelihood of suicide. On Suicide was the result of his extensive research. Divided into three parts - individual reasons for suicide, social forms of suicide and the relation of suicide to society as a whole - Durkheim's revelations have fascinated, challenged and informed readers for over a century.

The Sociology of Religion

The Sociology of Religion

  • Author: Max Weber
  • Publisher: Beacon Press
  • ISBN: 9780807042052
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 304
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Translated by Ephraim Fischoff With a new Foreword by Ann Swidler

Meditations and Other Metaphysical Writings

Meditations and Other Metaphysical Writings

  • Author: Rene Descartes
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141936061
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 256
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Of all the works of the man claimed by many as the father of modern philosophy, the MEDITATIONS, first published in 1641, must surely be Rene Descartes' masterpiece. This volume consists of not only a new translation of the original Latin text and the expanded objections and replies, but also includes selected correspondence and other metaphysical writings from the period 1641-49.

General Economic History

General Economic History

  • Author: Max Weber
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486147762
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 432
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DIVStarting with descriptions and analyses of the agrarian systems, the famed economist explores manorial system, guilds, and early capitalism, organization of industry and mining, development of commerce, the transporting of goods, and more. /div

Weber's Rationalism and Modern Society

Weber's Rationalism and Modern Society

New Translations on Politics, Bureaucracy, and Social Stratification

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137365862
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 233
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Weber's Rationalism and Modern Society rediscovers Max Weber for the twenty-first century. Tony and Dagmar Waters' translation of Weber's works highlights his contributions to the social sciences and politics, credited with highlighting concepts such as "iron cage," "bureaucracy," "bureaucratization," "rationalization," "charisma," and the role of the "work ethic" in ordering modern labor markets. Outlining the relationship between community (Gemeinschaft), and market society (Gesellschaft), the issues of social stratification, power, politics, and modernity resonate just as loudly today as they did for Weber during the early twentieth century.

Ethics

Ethics

The Essential Writings

  • Author: Gordon Marino
  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • ISBN: 1588368017
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 640
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In Ethics: The Essential Writings, philosopher Gordon Marino skillfully presents an accessible, provocative anthology of both ancient and modern classics on matters moral. The philosophers represent 2,500 years of thought—from Plato, Kant, and Nietzsche to Alasdair MacIntyre, Susan Wolf, and Peter Singer—and cover a broad range of topics, from the timeless questions of justice, morality, and faith to the hot-button concerns of today, such as animal rights, our duties to the environment, and gender issues. Featuring an illuminating preamble, concise introductory essays on the giants of ethical theory, and incisive chapter headnotes to the modern offerings, this Modern Library edition is a perfect single-volume reference for students, teachers, and anyone eager to engage in reflection on ethical questions, including “What is the basis for our ethical views and judgments?” Gordon Marino is professor of philosophy and director of the Hong Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. A recipient of the Richard J. Davis Ethics Award for excellence in writing on ethics and the law, he is the author of Kierkegaard in the Present Age, co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to Kierkegaard, and editor of the Modern Library’s Basic Writings of Existentialism. His essays have appeared in The New York Times. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Weber: Political Writings

Weber: Political Writings

  • Author: Max Weber,Peter Lassman,Ronald Speirs
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521397193
  • Category: History
  • Page: 390
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Max Weber (1864-1920), generally known as a founder of modern social science, was concerned with political affairs throughout his life. The texts in this edition span his career and illustrate the development of his political thinking on the fate of Germany and the nature of politics in the modern Western state in an age of cultural "disenchantment." The introduction discusses the central themes of Weber's political thought, and a chronology, notes and an annotated bibliography place him in his political and cultural context.

Max Weber on Economy and Society (Routledge Revivals)

Max Weber on Economy and Society (Routledge Revivals)

  • Author: Robert Holton,Bryan S. Turner
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136830693
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
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First published in 1989, this re-issue concerns itself with the relevance of Max Weber's sociology for the understanding of modern times. The book outlines key tenets of Weber's sociology and points to the valuable legacy of Weber's thought in contemporary intellectual debate, particularly with regard to secularization and rationalization of global cultures, the crisis of Marxism, the rise of the New Right and the emergence of post-modernism. This book offers an authoritative and insightful study which brings to light, not only the contemporary relevance of Weber's social theory, but also offering a broad perspective for the analysis of social questions.

Discourses and Selected Writings

Discourses and Selected Writings

  • Author: Epictetus
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141917482
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 304
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Epictetus, a Greek stoic and freed slave, ran a thriving philosophy school in Nicropolis in the early second century AD. His animated discussions were celebrated for their rhetorical wizardry and were written down by Arrian, his most famous pupil. Together with the Enchiridion, a manual of his main ideas, and the fragments collected here, The Discourses argue that happiness lies in learning to perceive exactly what is in our power to change and what is not, and in embracing our fate to live in harmony with god and nature. In this personal, practical guide to the ethics of stoicism and moral self-improvement, Epictetus tackles questions of freedom and imprisonment, illness and fear, family, friendship and love, and leaves an intriguing document of daily life in the classical world.

Capitalism and Modern Social Theory

Capitalism and Modern Social Theory

An Analysis of the Writings of Marx, Durkheim and Max Weber

  • Author: Anthony Giddens
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107268044
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: N.A
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Giddens's analysis of the writings of Marx, Durkheim and Weber has become the classic text for any student seeking to understand the three thinkers who established the basic framework of contemporary sociology. The first three sections of the book, based on close textual examination of the original sources, contain separate treatments of each writer. The author demonstrates the internal coherence of their respective contributions to social theory. The concluding section discusses the principal ways in which Marx can be compared with the other two authors, and discusses misconceptions of some conventional views on the subject.

The Portable Hannah Arendt

The Portable Hannah Arendt

  • Author: Hannah Arendt,Peter R. Baehr
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9780142437568
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 575
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Presents an anthology of the works of Hannah Arendt, providing selections from her major works, including "The Origins of Totalitarianism" and "The Human Condition" along with sections of her shorter writings and letters.

The Theory Of Social And Economic Organization

The Theory Of Social And Economic Organization

  • Author: Max Weber
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1439188874
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 448
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This book is an introduction to Max Weber’s ambitious comparative study of the sociological and institutional foundations of the modern economic and social order. In this work originally published in German in 1920, Weber discusses the analytical methods of sociology and, at the same time, presents a devastating critique of prevailing sociological theory and of its universalist, determinist underpinnings. None of Weber’s other writings offers the reader such a grasp of his theories; none displays so clearly his erudition, the scope of his interests, and his analytical powers.

The Essential Keynes

The Essential Keynes

  • Author: John Maynard Keynes
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0698408519
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 512
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The essential writings of the 20th century’s most influential economist, collected in one volume Today, John Maynard Keynes is best remembered for his pioneering development of macroeconomics, and for his advocacy of active fiscal and monetary government policy. This uniquely comprehensive selection of his work, edited by Keynes’s award-winning biographer Robert Skidelsky, aims to make his work more accessible to both students of economics and the general reader. All of Keynes’s major economic work is included, yet the selection goes beyond pure economics. Here too are Keynes’s essential writings on philosophy, social theory and policy, and his futurist vision of a world without work. As Robert Skidelsky writes in his introduction: “People talk of the need for a new Keynes. But the old Keynes still has superlative wisdom to offer for a new age.” For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Max Weber

Max Weber

Readings And Commentary On Modernity

  • Author: Stephen Kalberg
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: 9780631214892
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 436
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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.

The Essential Weber

The Essential Weber

A Reader

  • Author: Max Weber,Sam Whimster
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415244268
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 422
  • View: 8156
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Weber is increasingly being recognized as the theorist of modernity. This reader, put together by one of the world's leading Weber scholars, introduces a new generation to Weber's ideas.

The New Spirit of Capitalism

The New Spirit of Capitalism

  • Author: Luc Boltanski,Eve Chiapello
  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • ISBN: 1786633272
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 688
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New edition of this major work examining the development of neoliberalism In this established classic, sociologists Luc Boltanski and Eve Chiapello get to the heart of contemporary capitalism. Delving deep into the latest management texts informing the thinking of employers, the authors trace the contours of a new spirit of capitalism. They argue that beginning in the mid-1970s, capitalism abandoned the hierarchical Fordist work structure and developed a new network-based form of organization founded on employee initiative and autonomy in the workplace—a putative freedom bought at the cost of material and psychological security. This was a spirit in tune with the libertarian and romantic currents of the period (as epitomized by dressed-down, cool capitalists such as Bill Gates and Ben and Jerry) and, as the authors argue, a more successful, pernicious, and subtle form of exploitation. In this new edition, the authors reflect on the reception of the book and the debates it has stimulated.

The Romantic Ethic and the Spirit of Modern Consumerism

The Romantic Ethic and the Spirit of Modern Consumerism

New Extended Edition

  • Author: Colin Campbell
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319790668
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 384
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Originally published in 1987, Colin Campbell’s classic treatise on the sociology of consumption has become one of the most widely cited texts in sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, and the history of ideas. In the thirty years since its publication, The Romantic Ethic and the Spirit of Modern Consumerism has lost none of its impact. If anything, the growing commodification of society, the increased attention to consumer studies and marketing, and the ever-proliferating range of purchasable goods and services have made Campbell’s rereading of Weber more urgent still. As Campbell uncovers how and why a consumer-oriented society emerged from a Europe that once embodied Weber’s Protestant ethic, he delivers a rich theorization of the modern logics and values structuring consumer behavior. This new edition, featuring an extended Introduction from the author and an Afterword from researcher Karin M. Ekström, makes clear how this foundational work aligns with contemporary theory in cultural sociology, while also serving as major influence on consumer studies.