DSoc101.1 - DSoc101 Class Notes Thursday, August 30...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
DSoc101 – Class Notes 30/08/2007 08:18:00 Thursday, August 30 Philosophy and Social Science: Transformation of Feudal Europe and Origins of  Sociology in the 19 th  Century Idealism – affirms that mind, or spiritual and ideal, is of central importance in  reality (e.g. Kant and Hegel) Empiricism – all knowledge is derived from sense experience (e.g. Hume) Realism – universals exist outside the mind, that objects of sense perception  exist independent of the mind (e.g. Marx) Social being determines social consciousness o Social being (i.e. society) exists independently of the individual’s will  and thoughts o Yet, it determines how we think – an alien power that controls our  brains? Marx makes fun of German philosophers who reiterate and  reformulate the ideology of the German middle class – these  philosophers are immature examples of “social being 
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 02/10/2010 for the course DSOC 101 at Cornell University (Engineering School).

Page1 / 4

DSoc101.1 - DSoc101 Class Notes Thursday, August 30...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online