SOC201H1 Lecture : Lecture notes

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26 Jan 2012
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Religion: hard to specify y like community, hard to specify. y sacred and religion interchangeable y sacred what is regarded/experienced as outside of everyday life. Extraordinary, transcendent, as opposed to what is profane. y religion set of answers to problems of human existence. Examples: biology: weber: difference between people and the sciences. Inadequate to study just the forces that impinge on people, also need to add an interpretative element. If we do not enter into world view of people we re studying, we won t understand/know how to act this is what seperates people from the natural sciences. Scale of 1-7, how much do you believe in god? y anti-positivist: focusing on the observables may miss important aspects: ex. Accommodation: adjusting to capitalism and modern culture can do so by diluting their laws/rules things that were bad, are now okay. Okay to work on sunday adaptation to capitalism: 2.

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