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Ideas of Max Weber, by Text

[German, 1864 - 1920, Professor of Economics at the Universities of Heidelberg and Munich. A founder of sociology.]

1904 The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
1 p.4 Punish the heretic, but be indulgent to the sinner
5 p.116 Acquisition and low consumption lead to saving, investment, and increased wealth
5 p.123 When asceticism emerged from the monasteries, it helped to drive the modern economy
5 p.124 The idea of duty in one's calling haunts us, like a lost religion
Author's Intro p.-12 Capitalism is not unlimited greed, and may even be opposed to greed
Author's Intro p.-7 Modern western capitalism has free labour, business separate from household, and book-keeping
1905 works
p.121 Nature requires causal explanations, but society requires clarification by reasons and motives
1919 Economy and Society
p.53 p.141 Domination is probable obedience by some group of persons