Norbert Elias and Weber Contribution to Economy
Abstract: This paper argues that in their respective works, Norbert Elias and Max Weber came up with different arguments on a psychological and sociological plane for the explanation of society and the modern economy. Whilst Elias is more focused historically on the development of the individual, Weber argues that history is not necessarily a good case study for sociological development. However while both authors use an element of sociological Darwinism in their arguments, they are far apart on the schools of thought regarding economic and social development in the modern age.
Norbert Elias: The Society of Individuals
Norbert Elias’ famous work deals with the sociology of ...