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soc_lec_3 - Lecture 3 April 6, 2010 What does it mean to be...

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Lecture 3 – April 6, 2010 What does it mean to be Human? – Human Nature, Society, and Culture Recap Sociology is the science of the social Mills - Biography/history/social structure (relationship between the individual and society) - Sociological imagination and promise Berger - Social construction of reality (reality doesn’t exist apart from us) - Debunking – critique The Question of Human Nature The question of human nature concerns our essence, our uniqueness. Scientists, philosophers, social scientists disagree about what our nature really is, or if we even have a nature. Biology - Genetic Mammals Primates Reflexivity - Self Awareness Sentience Imagination/Deception Moral Beings - Know right from wrong Rational beings - Logical thinking Sociological View Human Beings are social beings - Interactive – relational Human beings are cultural beings - Meaningful – intersubjective – relational Relationship between the Social and Cultural
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2011 for the course SOC 001 taught by Professor Mermis-cava during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.

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