SOCB43H3 Lecture : lec03-notes.docx

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27 Apr 2012
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Next week: prof will announce the topic of essay #1. The protestant ethic & the spirit of capitalism #1 classic in sociology. Intense protestant ethic vs. hard rationality of modern capitalism. How the protestant ethic is transformed into modern capitalism . What animates the drive to work hard: protestant branch of christianity. Relationship with god is no longer dependent on the priest (which exists in. Grace of god is by faith alone & not by works: ethic way of life. Protestant ethic: how protestantism affects your day-to-day life. Industriousness is a moral duty: p. 75 (quoting benjamin franklin) Don"t be idle : being a credible person is also a moral duty. People must always be able to tell that you are an upstanding, hard-working, trustworthy & good person. Weber makes the difference between modern vs. Adventure capitalism: adventure capitalism has always been around. People have always wanted to get rich. Based on greed, risky & daring nature.

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