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Unformatted text preview: o Life is complex o People can have multiple grouping as opposed to Marx Ex. Artist • Poor, but have higher status in society o Spirit of Capitalism Greed and desire for money have always existed Can’t be the cultural basis of capitalism There is some sort of secular astheticism • There is actually some restraint • One needs capital to make capital • The capital is reinvested back into the company • Pleasures are forgone for the company and the cycle goes on and on. This idea comes from the reformation • The protestant work ethic The Protestant Work Ethic • Capitalism gets started by frugal people reinvesting their money...
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course SOC 302 taught by Professor Fuchs during the Spring '07 term at UVA.
- Spring '07
- Social Theory