THE CASPIAN REGION:Politics, Economics, Culture

Scientific journal

Weber's philosophy of religion and economic ethics buddhist East

2017. 1, pp. 158-165

Ulanov M.S. - D.Sc. (Philosophy), Professor, Kalmyk State University named after B.B. Gorodovikov, 11 Pushkina St., Elista, 358000, Republic of Kalmykia, Russian Federation,

The article deals with the evaluation of the economic potential of Buddhism in a sociological teachings of Weber. The author notes that Weber characteristic of Buddhism as a religion of "flight from the world" is very controversial. The best refutation of this thesis is the rapid economic growth in the twentieth century, the countries of East and Southeast Asia. In addition, Buddhism has had a significant influence on the formation of business ethics and corporate culture of Japan. This is not to exaggerate the impact of Buddhism on the development and modernization of the Asian economies.

Key words: , , , , , , , , Buddhism, Weber, capitalism, economic ethics, economic culture, East, modernization, Buddhist Economics