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Durkheim, Aristotle, Descartes.docx

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Queen's University
SOCY 226
G R Frank Pearce

Durkheim  Society is not a sum of individuals  Group develops its own logic o Reaction is based on the group  Specific reality that has itself own characteristics  Group has their own logic o Reality is external to individual Social world only gives you access to certain things Everyone has a different purpose  Social order o Some thing will work for you, and other things will not work for you o Depending on your purpose Structural context Weber  Social action  Interpretive science o Why people do they are doing, how they are doing it  Conduct o Meanings of why people do things  Capitalist, Calvinist, both rationalize conduct Elective affinity  Certain practice are shared by different people, tracing a relationship Authoritarian view of the world  Subjects o People with particular values (weber) Aristotle  Cannot rely on experience or authority  Initiated rationalism o Our senses are deceived by illusions o We must use reason  Everything has its own quality o Categories of things  Quantity, place, date, action etc.  Believed in natural place and natural motion o Centre to the cosmos Empirical science  Different kinds of beings require different sciences Influenced mark and Durkheim, and Kant  Student of Plato Hobbes  Empiricism  Social contract theory  Order is priority o Without government, life is solitary, poor o You need a strong leader  Order needs Coercion (someone being forced into leading) Authoritarian view of social life Locke  Humans have natural rights  Never surrender those rights o Government should ensure these rights Founder of democracy Hume Radical empiricist  How we come to believe what we can know  Emotional states affect how we believe o Knowledge can only be based on what we have observed o Knowledge can only be based on exactly what we have observed  There is no assurance that it will happen again… Kant(after Plato) Idealist, rationalist  Humans use reason to transcend experience  Humans can never really know the w
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