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Simmel

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SOCB43 Lecture 9
Simmel: Life
Sociology as study of Form of Interaction
Quantitative aspect of groups
Conflict
Hierarchy
Sociability
Midterm – marks today or tomorrow
Weber: Science cannot tell you what the purpose in life is – only art, politicians, etc can do this.
Science can however, tell you how to achieve certain goals. Science was becoming a threat to all
other views because people started realizing that science does give answers
Durkheim: science can tell us how to live life and give us answers to the purpose in life (which
is to specialize – organic solidarity). How it can be implemented is political, practical work of
the bureaucratic and workers.
Mead: combines both prior perspectives; start with a vague idea of what you want to do and
figure it out by using intelligence (ie science) and then reshape it. Science allows you to figure
out your goals and changing them so you can create new goals.
Ex. Increase Public Health – look around at things people do and how it contributes to good/bad
health. In doing so they discover more people use certain types of contraception which reduces
poverty and delinquates (this also goes against religion). It is not unsolvable but a chance for
religions to rethink their dogmas to see how birth control can help society.
Ex 2. Not only religions that have to redefine goals, but scientists do. The hospitals is a great
achievement that have enhanced health overall. Some felt modern health did not treat persons as
a whole (excluded mind, spirit, holistic).
Science has goals and intelligent processes – alternative to Weber and Durkheim
Full moral life –being able to adapt, progress: once you have a technique to change the world and
ourselves; not having the same life purpose forever is okay (alternative to Weber)
Simmel: Life
-Born in 1858 – Berlin, Germany – centre of most urban, apt area
-Marginal – lived on the outskirts of German culture: Jewish and family of business
owners
-Did not accept all normal academic conventions
www.notesolution.com
-Died as a popular figure – produced short essays that didn’t seem to make sense.
Forms of Interactions
-Nomothetic – natural science; clearly formulated models, history doesn’t happen
-Ideographic – human action/life is inherently different than nature and laws cannot be
formulated; study particular events independent of other events
-Simmel pg 28 “science – natural laws vs realization of historical processes
-Weber – methodological individualism – what is their type, start from the person,
changes in action over time & space
-Simmel’s middle ground, not ideal type but a form of association…
Forms of Association/interacting with others (pg 23 “society or association exists where
individuals enter in interaction)
- separate, not reducible to purposes that bring people into interaction, bio, physics, etc
(Like Durkheim and social facts cannot be reduced to psych, bio, etc)
Interaction is beyond the psychology of interacting with someone
Ex. I’m hungry and want food. It becomes sociological when another wants your food
and fights you for it. Who gets what? How is it solved?
Separate interaction and association and study them independently …
Interactions
1)Arise for various purposes and impulses (erotic, religious, associative) – they keep us
interacting with others. Purposes are education, attack, play and defense. They bring us
into contact with each other. They are, in general, psychological impulses that create an
opportunity for interaction. Once they interact it becomes
2) Association creates unity – the interactions are more than just the impulses that brought
them together in the first place. It means we are in unity with other so long that what we
are doing is mutually impacting each other (social bond is based on the fact that you
interact with some more than others; more unified)
3)Being social is a matter of degree – there can be more or less of society (hanging out a lot
with a group or very little, types of relationships, acquaintances); types and intensity
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SOCB43 Lecture 9 Simmel: Life Sociology as study of Form of Interaction Quantitative aspect of groups Conflict Hierarchy Sociability Midterm marks today or tomorrow Weber: Science cannot tell you what the purpose in life is only art, politicians, etc can do this. Science can however, tell you how to achieve certain goals. Science was becoming a threat to all other views because people started realizing that science does give answers Durkheim: science can tell us how to live life and give us answers to the purpose in life (which is to specialize organic solidarity). How it can be implemented is political, practical work of the bureaucratic and workers. Mead: combines both prior perspectives; start with a vague idea of what you want to do and figure it out by using intelligence (ie science) and then reshape it. Science allows you to figure out your goals and changing them so you can create new goals. Ex. Increase Public Health look around at things people do and how it contributes to goodbad health. In doing so they discover more people use certain types of contraception which reduces poverty and delinquates (this also goes against religion). It is not unsolvable but a chance for religions to rethink their dogmas to see how birth control can help society. Ex 2. Not only religions that have to redefine goals, but scientists do. The hospitals is a great achievement that have enhanced health overall. Some felt modern health did not treat persons as a whole (excluded mind, spirit, holistic). Science has goals and intelligent processes alternative to Weber and Durkheim Full moral life being able to adapt, progress: once you have a technique to change the world and ourselves; not having the same life purpose forever is okay (alternative to Weber) Simmel: Life - Born in 1858 Berlin, Germany centre of most urban, apt area - Marginal lived on the outskirts of German culture: Jewish and family of business owners - Did not accept all normal academic conventions www.notesolution.com
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