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Unformatted text preview: find factory jobs. They worked long hours in dangerous conditions for low pay. New social problems emerged and, for many decades, little was done to address the plight of the urban poor. Comte looked at the extensive changes brought about by the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution and tried to make sense of them. He felt that the social sciences that existed at the time, including political science and history, couldn’t adequately explain the chaos and upheaval he saw around him. He decided an entirely new science was needed. He called this new science sociology , which comes from the root word socius , a Latin word that means “companion” or “being with others.”...
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY SO 101 taught by Professor - during the Summer '11 term at Montgomery.
- Summer '11