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If you have zero prior exposure to Weber's book, or to the roots of sociology, this might be an OK intro, but probably won't tell you much a visit or two to Wikipedia wouldn't do in a fraction of the time and money. A student producing no more information than this as a term paper would get a poor grade from me. This is my second Macat analysis title (the other being on the Rule of St. Benedict), and both so far have this issue, in my opinion: even the compressed format imparts too few ideas and too little content, repeated too many times. It could be half as long as this and a lot better. I have bought several others on the hope that this compact format might work well with the right writer. But I'm batting zero here so far. Wish me luck!
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What would have made A Macat Analysis of Max Weber's The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism better?
Cut out the outlines of subjects and just follow a clear story of the book with more in depth interpretations.
If you’ve listened to books by Sebastián G Guzmán and James Hill before, how does this one compare?
How could the performance have been better?
Yes. Don't subdivide a less than 2 hour book into so many modules
What character would you cut from A Macat Analysis of Max Weber's The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism?
There's too much redundancy of the outlines and title itself.
Any additional comments?
The audio is subdivided into a lot of repeated statements and extremely superfical highlights. Save your money, unless you enjoy hearing redundant outlines of the book.
Also adds co text and future trajectories. I would recommend ready the essay first and the intro the 1920 translations first then use this to cement your knowledge. A decent companion piece.