Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Your Final Exam Questions

Well, at least if you are taking my course on The Great Transformation they are:

1) Describe the division of labor.
What does Adam Smith see as its advantages?
What are some possible disadvantagtes?

2) What is the idea of dialectics as developed by Hegel?
How did Karl Marx apply the idea to history?
How did feudalism trasition into capitalism in this view?

3) How does Max Weber characterize the spirit of capitalism?
Specifically, how is it different from the traditional attitude towards economic life?
How did Lutheranism and Calvinism contribute to that change?

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