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04:35 Sociological Theory Understanding and observation replaced the idea that things can only be understood by applying religious teaching or by a belief that a supernatural spirit ( god or demon ) caused them to happen either as punishment or as a reward fro correct or incorrect behavior. Three Early contributors who set the stage for the birth of sociology : Auguste Comte, Alexis de Tocqueville, Harriet Martineau Augste Comte Founding Father of sociology He believed that society could be studied scientifically This approach is known as positivism Alexis de Tocqueville A french politican, scholar and historian He traveled in America and studied its political system Felt that americans were marked with individualism. Harriet Martineau Martineau was fascinated by the newly emerging american culture. in 1937, she wrote about it in society in america She also wrote how to observe behavior as a participant. Classical Sociological Theory
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