Assignment 1.1: Empiricism and the Philosophy of Science
Define the concept of "empiricism" and explain how it is part of the larger philosophy of
Welcome to the first assignment!
Please answer the assignment question in at least two substantial
Topic Question: What do you feel are some of the more convincing aspects of BOTH the
liberal and conservative perspectives regarding how people end up in poverty? What would
you add to the argument (do you have any other ideas about poverty and its cause
If someone were to ask you to describe today's American culture, how would you respond? What are some elements of culture that
reflect modern American society, and what are some traditional cultural traits that can still be seen?
Please address both posit
Questions 1:What is a current issue (anywhere in the world) that you can describe from both the functionalist perspective and
the conflict theory viewpoint?
Thinking critically, explain how this particular issue can be seen as a necessary function of soci
Question 1: The reading mentions that the urban environment is largely a "mental construct." What does this mean? What are some of the
factors that can affect one's mental construct and how one sees the city? Using these criteria, give an example of how t