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Classic Sociological Theory Part 2- 10th January 2012- Lecture 1.docx

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCB43H3
Professor
Dan Silver
Semester
Winter

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Classic Sociological Theory Part 2 th10 January 2012 Lecture 1 Science of the SocialTheory trying to produce abstract rather than empirical knowledge General vs Particular Abstract vs Empirical Contemplative vs Practical Marx had a general theory we can take the theory and look at a particular incident Tocqueville tried to understand a democratic society he was thinking what is a democratic society The theoretical aspect is to understand it Classic is a cultural product that lasts a long long time Why they last Because it allows people to reflect on it over and over again How did these books become classic they gave a theoretical grounding of what sociology is They offered the basic methods and models of doing research Comte invented the word sociology Sociology proposed the study of everyday life People thought that everyday
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