Affinities


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Affinities

In the philosophy of Max Weber, the relationship between Protestant culture and capitalism. According to Weber, affinities exist between Protestantism and capitalism because the former provides a cultural framework for the latter to grow. This is why, in Weber's estimation, Protestant regions like Germany and Britain prospered more economically in the 19th century than Catholic areas like Ireland or Italy.
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They talk of affinities between the autograph and the character: what affinity was there here?
Affinities are the zero on the roulette-board of life.
She was a solvent powerful to reconcile all heterogeneous persons into one society: like air or water, an element of such a great range of affinities that it combines readily with a thousand substances.