The rise of sociology

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The rise of sociology 1. In this lecture I want to talk about three things: the rise of sociology, the origins of Marxism and the development of the workers as a political movement. 2. When historians and scientists in the 18th century started to think about the future, this was a new thing to do. Up to then, people looked backwards, not forwards. The great days of Europe had been during the empires of Athens and Rome, two thousand years before, and it was not until the 16th century Renaissance that learning, science and art in Europe returned to the same level as the Roman period. But by the end of the 18th century, three important things had happened: the French and American revolutions and the start of the industrial revolution in England. Scholars now began to think about what might happen in future, now that politics and technology seemed to be changing fast. 3. Particularly important were four French scholars, Turgot, Condorcet, Saint-Simon, and Comte.
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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