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Lecture 8

Lecture 8

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Dan Silver

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March 1st 2010 sociology notes
DOL: Pathologies
DOL had the potential to split others apart
Have more general humanistic natured education (learn how to read philosophy,
speak about feelings)
DOL (if done right can correct its own problems)
oAnomic and creates Anomie
Refers to rules with regulation
Likely to occur in the early days, or when new specialties are created
New tensions in society, therefore it is natural that at first society will
struggle to adapt
Anomie is created due to frustration, in adapting to new
Anomie will be worked out once society establishes its specific roles
Once crisis occurs rules can be created to accommodate change
Certain groups are allowed to work or participate in certain jobs or
Solution is to allow everyone to work into these positions
The role that you have in life does not suit your personality
Example football player CB may not be a leader or crack under
In the past this was acceptable due to the low volumes of roles, it is
now acceptable because you feel alienated due to the vast amounts
It is seen now that many people have different occupations in the past
you were restrained to before
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Modern Morality
Durkhiem feels it is recommended that we specialize
The common moral type is to become a saint, and nobal warrior
Must protect this common society type
Must realize within yourself a specialized purpose
Fit morality to the times
oFit the social facts
oWe do not have to choose between specialized or not, society chooses for us
oMust give extra weight to organic solidarity
Moral rules create Solidarity
oDurkhiem feels true morality is what connects people together, making the
needs of others have an effect on ones life
oThe more we can connect and feel for another is the more moral someone is
Contemporary social solidarity must be based on DOL
oMorality is not based on the past of ansectors
oAllows us to relate to one another, and become more specialized
What will not happen
oWont make us incomplete
There is no reason superficial understand of many things does not out
weight specialized
It is just as fulfilling to fuully understand a subject
What will happen
Cultivate individual personalities
oDOL expands the likelihood of everyone having an arena or subject specific to
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