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Unformatted text preview: Lucy Beckett-In the Light of Christ 10/12/2007 00:00:00 ← Chapter 1- The Order of Love ← Social Sciences • Differs from natural science ← Natural Science • Biology • Chemistry • Math • Physics • Astronomy ← Social Sciences • Anthropology • Psychology • Sociology • Political Science • Economics • History ← Other • Archeology • Philosophy ← Social Sciences • Social Science involves people and how they relate to others as well as society as a whole. o Interpersonal interaction • Social sciences are a few hundred years old, developed around the time of the enlightenment in Europe o Change from natural science o Break out of church tradition Insignificance of man o Further position in society ← Goals of the Enlightenment • Comparison of major religious and secular ideals into basic principles o Work through the logic of major issues • According to Beckett o No basis was found o Must go back to Catholic tradition ← Paschal’s wager • You can believe in God o If he does exists you go to heaven; if not you merely die Win-win situation • If you don’t believe in God o If he does exist you go to hell; if not you merely die Lose-win situation • Better odds to believe in God ← A. • There is a set of norms common to all human beings across time and place, regardless of God or religion ← B. • Without God, no common set of norms exist Max Weber-“Objectivity” in Social Science and Social Policy 10/12/2007 00:00:00 ← Main Points • Historical events themselves are insignificant o Value is in relation to other historical events • Empirical data o Utilized and created by natural sciences i.e. Newton’s Laws True of all things o Social sciences cannot create laws Developed general ideas instead ← Max Weber • 1864-1920 • Founder of modern sociology • The Protestant Ethic; The Spirit of Capitalism-1905 o Most famous text o Capitalism was developed from the protestant work ethic Calvinist ideal of predestination The chosen will prosper ← Page 72- no absolutely objective scientific analysis of culture • Too many phenomena to accurately be scientific • Bias o People will inherently study what interests them o May ignore (even incidentally) other topics • Example of girl at a party o Can go straight, right, or left ← Page 76- Does objectivity exist in social science • Empirical fact o Scientific • Value- judgment o What one feels is important • Objectivity can exist o Bottom of page 82 o Is developed after “subjective” topic choice occurs Relies on scientific analysis Another examining same subject would get the same results...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HSSS 101 taught by Professor Abela during the Fall '07 term at Catholic.

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HSSS Notes Review - Lucy Beckett-In the Light of Christ...

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