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A Macat Analysis of Max Weber's The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism Audiobook

A Macat Analysis of Max Weber's The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

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Born in Prussia in 1864, just as the new forces of capitalism and the Industrial Revolution took hold of the economy, Max Weber first studied law. Yet his interest soon shifted to economics. Perhaps because his mother had absorbed Protestant influences, Weber examined the role morality played in the lives people choose to lead. He focused on the differences in economic behavior between Catholics and Protestants.

Weber was the first to identify beliefs and practices that influenced economic behavior. He found Catholics generally less motivated to succeed in business than Protestants because of their religious belief that everyone could achieve salvation. The branch of Protestants known as Calvinists, on the other hand, believed God determined everyone's salvation status before birth. Nothing a person might do on earth could save a soul marked for damnation. Left with little hope, believers tried to demonstrate their worthiness through hard work. Weber identified with these self-reliant Puritans and his groundbreaking argument helped establish him as one of the founding fathers of sociology.

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    Phil O. San Diego, CA, United States 07-27-16
    Phil O. San Diego, CA, United States 07-27-16 Member Since 2011
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    If you have zero prior exposure to Weber's book, or to the roots of sociology, this might be an OK intro, but probably won't tell you much a visit or two to Wikipedia wouldn't do in a fraction of the time and money. A student producing no more information than this as a term paper would get a poor grade from me. This is my second Macat analysis title (the other being on the Rule of St. Benedict), and both so far have this issue, in my opinion: even the compressed format imparts too few ideas and too little content, repeated too many times. It could be half as long as this and a lot better. I have bought several others on the hope that this compact format might work well with the right writer. But I'm batting zero here so far. Wish me luck!

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    Zapata 11-11-16
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    What would have made A Macat Analysis of Max Weber's The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism better?

    Cut out the outlines of subjects and just follow a clear story of the book with more in depth interpretations.


    If you’ve listened to books by Sebastián G Guzmán and James Hill before, how does this one compare?

    I haven't


    How could the performance have been better?

    Yes. Don't subdivide a less than 2 hour book into so many modules


    What character would you cut from A Macat Analysis of Max Weber's The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism?

    There's too much redundancy of the outlines and title itself.


    Any additional comments?

    The audio is subdivided into a lot of repeated statements and extremely superfical highlights. Save your money, unless you enjoy hearing redundant outlines of the book.

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