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Sheet1 Page 1 Anthropology 3150 Business Anthropology Max Weber: The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism Study Guide The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (hereafter PE) is considered one of the classics of modern social science. It s First I should note that Weber is not saying that Protestantism caused capitalism. Rather, he is saying that Protestantism sup p Emphases of each paragraph (numbered). 1. Importance of spirit, rather than fact 2. Must be grounded in specific historical period 3. Weaving together the context 4. This is a tentative description New heading: spirit of capitalism 5. Time is money 6. Credit is money 7. Money is prolific, generating 8. Value of paying on time 9. The most trifling actions . .. 10. Importance of honesty 11. Live within your means 12-16: more of Benjamin Franklin s maxims 17. This (the above) portrays the spirit of capitalism 18. The difference between commercial daring and morally-charged enterprise 19. Morality and utilitarianism (an important concept:
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