"It is not the consciousness of men that determines their existence, but, on the contrary, their social existence determines their consciousness" - Karl MarxName "Conflict Theory" was given later by anti-marxists (but not functionalists), "Critical Theory" taken by followers such as those in the "Frankfurt School"Three Theories of Social ChangeChange in ideas -> Change in Societiesa.A person can harness the laws of social change to bring about positive change for everyoneb.Comte (Idealism/Law of Progress)1)Change in DPD-> Change in Social Structure/Solidaritya.Durkheim (Functional Differentiation)2)Marx came before Durkheim, but was arguing against the theory that grew into functionalisma.Change in mode of economic production -> change in government, culture, etc.b.Conflicts of interest are submerged when economy and society are running wellc.Marx had a very different Ontology - Belief about the nature of reality (in this case in regards to what drives society and history)d.
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