The Protestant Ethic DebateMax Weber's Replies to His Critics, 1907-1910

The Protestant Ethic DebateMax Weber's Replies to His Critics, 1907-1910

David Chalcraft and Austin Harrington

Print publication date: 2013

ISBN: 9780853239765

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

Abstract

Max Weber's The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism continues to be one of the most influential texts in the sociology of modern Western societies. Although Weber never produced the further essays with which he intended to extend the study, he did complete four lengthy Replies to reviews of the text by two German historians. Written between 1907 and 1910, the Replies offer a fascinating insight into Weber's intentions in the original study, and the present volume is the first complete translation of all four Replies in English.