Core Concepts for Prelim1

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Core Concepts for Prelim 1 Dsoc 1101, Fall, 2008 Economic science -the science of economic production and exchange that relies on methodolgical individualism and the principles of free markets and private property to maximize individual and social welfare. Epistemology - a branch of philosophy that investigates the origin, nature, methods, and limits of human knowledge. Histroical materialism - a science of society where individual character is determined by the economic system for producing the means of life (food, clothing shelter, education, etc). Social dynamics are determined by the compatability between technology and the property system. If these two become incompaitble, social revolution results. Ideology: a connected set of strongly held beliefs based on a few abstract ideas, used to guide one’s reactions to external events Information capitalism - Capitalism after the information revolution. Information revolution
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2008 for the course DSOC 1101 taught by Professor Hirshel during the Fall '07 term at Cornell.

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