WAS WEBER RIGHT? EFFECTS OF RELIGION ON CAPITALISM


Bolcan A. Z.

The Journal of International Social Research, vol.13, no.73, pp.855-862, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 73
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.17719/jisr.11142
  • Journal Name: The Journal of International Social Research
  • Journal Indexes: ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), Index Islamicus, Linguistic Bibliography, Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Political Science Complete, Sociological abstracts, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.855-862
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Max Weber argues how social norms affect societies, how societies differ from each other, and these differences reach some economic consequences. Especially according to Weber, ethics is a collective statement of motives that cause a human being to assume a specified manner against world relationships by conceiving his/her adoration commitments and obligations. Besides the dogma and theory side of the religion, economic ethics is the aggregate of human being's motives (Antriebe) about his/her pragmatic activities and movements. Max Weber argues how social norms affect societies, how societies differ from each other, and these differences reach some economic consequences. Especially according to Weber, ethics is a collective statement of motives that cause a human being to assume a specified manner against world relationships by conceiving his/her adoration commitments and obligations. Besides the dogma and theory side of the religion, economic ethics is the aggregate of human being's motives (Antriebe) about his/her pragmatic activities and movements. In this study, Weber's approach was tested with data collected from the World Values Survey.