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pages 1-11 farganis 20:40 Montesquieu the idea of sociological perspective  the ability to step outside of one’s society, to distance oneself from  what seems to be natural, and to develop a different perspective from  the one taken for granted spirit of the law’s  : the culture of a people is affected by their  geography and climate and temperament; laws, customs, and forms  of government are not natural phenomena, but are shaped by the  surrounding conditions under which a particular people have to live  relationships between the behavior and beliefs of people and their  environmental context  science was to be a critical instrument in the pursuit of truth to liberate  people from the dark ages Rousseau The inequalities between people caused by social institutions and  practices and noted that in the “natural state” the differences between  people were far less acute than in society;  society distorts the basic  goodness of mankind Condorcet Equal rights for women, opposed slavery, universal suffrage, 
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This note was uploaded on 09/07/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 313 taught by Professor Shruti during the Spring '07 term at Rutgers.

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