Michael Slattery

At the time this article was written, Michael Slattery taught in the Department of Philosophy at Villanova University.

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The Catholic Origins of Capitalism: Max Weber Clarified

According to Max Weber, monasticism played a fundamental role in the origins and development of western capitalist society. Monasticism exercised this role through its “rational character,” its “systematic method of rational conduct,” and its attempt “to subject man to the supremacy of a purposeful will.” Weber maintains that, “Contrary to many popular ideas, the end … Read more

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