Sociology 2 Lecture 010711

Sociology 2 Lecture 010711 - Sociology 2 Lecture 01/07/11...

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Sociology 2 Lecture 01/07/11 Natural Science methodology and “the study of society” 1) Power and difference a. Binary opposition 2) Objectivity 3) Role of researchers 4) Naturalist emphasis 5) Ethics in research Classical Theorists - St. Simon - A. Comte - K. Marx - M. Weber Science of sociology emerges from methodology - issues will emerge - Hamilton: philosophes didn’t really pause to think what differentiates natural/social sciences Methodology of natural world social world? - 2 themes during Enlightenment: o grand optimism o romanticism Hamilton shows how confident they were to find keys of universal knowledge Origins of encyclopedia – structure is great clue to major criticisms of Enlightenment (organizes work) Believed in methodology and thought they could summarize everything about society in one book by one person o Great faith that philosophes place in science and technology Objective research: use information to deliver progress Material world: ppl get richer, standard of living
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2011 for the course SOCI 2 taught by Professor Staff during the Winter '10 term at UCSD.

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Sociology 2 Lecture 010711 - Sociology 2 Lecture 01/07/11...

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