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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCB43H3
Professor
Dan Silver
Semester
Winter

Description
SOCB43 Classic Sociological Theory The Science of the Social Theory: intellectual work that does one of three things: - Can be doing theory if it claims to be general vs. particular - If what you are doing is said to be abstract vs. empirical - It can be contemplative vs. practicality Last semester: - Marx had a general theory of why capitalism affects workers everywhere. - Smith had a lot of data on trade patterns and created abstract laws to help people understand what was going on (supply, demand, comparative advantage) - Tocqueville tried to understand democratic society and how it brings about chan
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