Sociology - Sociology Notes Sociology is the child of the west Auguste Comte(1798-1857 Coined the term of sociology"queen of sciences Positivism

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Sociology Notes Sociology is the child of the west Auguste Comte (1798-1857) Coined the term of sociology (“queen of sciences”) Positivism- the idea of applying the scientific method to the social world Focused on “social static’s” and “social dynamics” Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) Society in America (1837) How to Observe Morals and Manners (1838) The translator into English of Comte’s Positive Philosophy, and Proponent of Positivism Renowned progressive journalist and editorialist for the London Daily News The History of England during the Thirty Years’ Peace, 1816-1846 Henry Lewis Morgan ( 1818-1881) American ethnologist Founder of scientific anthropology Established theory of social evolution o Savagery o Barbarism o Civilization Herbert Spencer (1820-1903) Social Darwinism (“survival of the fittest”) No one should intervene in the evolution of society (laissez-faire capitalism) Emile Durkheim (1858-1916)
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2008 for the course SOC 2000 taught by Professor Kathleen during the Spring '07 term at Western Michigan.

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Sociology - Sociology Notes Sociology is the child of the west Auguste Comte(1798-1857 Coined the term of sociology"queen of sciences Positivism

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