The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

  title={The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism},
  author={S. Hewa},
This paper examines the development of medical technology in terms of Max Weber's theory of rationalization. It argues that medical technology is a part of the general process of social, political and economic changes in modem Western societies. Medical technology today keeps many people alive who, in the past, would have died from their illness. In recent years, burgeoning technological achievements in medicine have been regarded as a threat to the individual's freedom to die. Many people… Expand


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