Similarities Between Marx Weber And Durkheim

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Karl Marx, Max Weber, and Emile Durkheim all contributed tremendously to the understanding of modern capitalism. All three sociologist theorists were born in the 19th century, but accomplished their research and writings in different fields. Marx took a more political theory strategy while Weber and Durkheim both focused on the teachings of sociology to pave their way. Though they had many differences in their thought processes, the similarities at times were stark. Even in today’s society, their theories and ideologies can still be used to analyze several conditions in the world, especially concerning economic situations. Karl Marx was born in 1818 in Germany and became involved with the communist party early on in his life. He was a huge …show more content…
Couples would stay together for the sake of convenience. Economic turmoil was held above all in marriages so no one really knew what a real relationship was like. This psychological tendency is something he called ‘commodity fetishism’ because it makes us value things with no object value. The worst thing about capitalism, according to Marx, is that it gives us the ideas and teaches us to be antsy, zealousness, traditionalist, and politically self-satisfied. Max Weber, separately, argued that capitalism began as a set of religious Protestant ideas or more closely Calvinist ideas. He alleged that Protestantism makes you feel guilty and because of this feeling that only God can forgive you for your sins on judgement day, it’s a person’s personal duty to prove their goodness through hard work and focusing efforts on community, instead of just family. Weber also believed that through Protestantism, all work is holy can be done in the name of God and that the community was a public realm where everyone deserved fairness and grandeur. He also coined the phrase ‘disenchantment of the world’ which neglected the thinking of miracles being real. Good luck wasn’t fortuned from the gods but from working methodically,

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