What did Max Weber mean by the ‘spirit’ of capitalism? | Curio
News and insights read out for you.
10,000+ audio articles. 50+ world-leading publications.

All in 1 subscription.

Aeon logo

What did Max Weber mean by the ‘spirit’ of capitalism?

9 mins | Jun 26, 2018
story image
Max Weber is regarded as one of the founders of modern sociology. But his most notable work, 1905’s The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, is widely misread. Peter Ghosh, writing in Aeon magazine, explains what Weber really meant by the ‘spirit’ of capitalism.
Get unlimited access free for 7 days, then $6.67/month (billed annually)
Get started