At a glance:
- Author: John Patrick Diggins
- First Published: 1996
- Type of Work: Biography
- Time of Work: 1864-1920
- Setting: Germany and the United States
- Characters: Max Weber, Alexis de Tocqueville, Friedrich Nietzsche, Leo Tolstoy, Woodrow Wilson, Abraham Lincoln
- Genres: Nonfiction, Biography
- Subjects: United States or Americans, Philosophy or philosophers, Politics, Liberalism, Capitalism, Germany or German people, Sociology, Protestantism or Protestant churches
- Locales: United States, Germany
The German sociologist Max Weber died in 1920, but only with the 1930 publication of Talcott Parson’s translation of Weber’s The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism did he first become widely known in the United States, primarily as the proponent of the famous thesis that the Protestant work ethic and the emergence of modern capitalism are causally linked. By mid-century, Weber was studied in America primarily as a social action and systems theorist who had made brilliant contributions to technical academic sociology. In the last quarter of the twentieth century,...
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