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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