Sociology : A Sociological Perspective

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Origins of Sociology Ashley Drees Ivy Tech Community College Professor Brosmer April 10,2016 What is Sociology Sociology is the study of social behavior or society, including its origins, development, organization, networks, and institutions. Sociology is a social science that uses various methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis to develop a body of knowledge about social order, disorder, and change. Three Main Theoretical Perspectives in Sociology Functional Perspective Conflict Perspective Symbolic Interactionist Perspective Functional Perspective Conflict perspective Symbolic interaction perspective Classical Sociology Auguste Comte- French Philosopher Founder of the discipline of Sociology Karl Marx- German Philosopher Was inspired by Hegelian Idea Emile Durkheim- French Sociologist Feared and Hated social disorders Max Weber- German Philosopher Ideas as simple reflection of economic factors Who is Auguste Comte Born: January 19, 1798 in Paris, France Death: September 5, 1857 due to stomach cancer Gave Sociology its name- Father of Sociology A huge influence in the 19th century A mathematician and a scientist Separated Society into two categories Social Statics Social dynamics Developed the Law of 3 Stages Theological Stage Metaphysical Stage Positivist Stage The Law of Three Stages Theological Stage This stage is when the religion is dominate Metaphysical Stage This stage is when abstract speculative thinking is most prominent
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