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Introduction to the Course, the Twentieth Century, and Power

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Department
Sociology
Course
Sociology 2271A/B
Professor
Gale Cassidy
Semester
Fall

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Introduction to the Course the Twentieth Century and PowerthIIA Intro to the 20 Three thematic elements of the paradigmEmphasis on reasonbasis for empiricism science universalism secularismConcern for human agency and anthropocentrismbasis for progress individualism toleration freedomIntersection of the twouniformity of human nature progressEnlightenment paradigm interacts and intersects with social world developing modern social formation in variety of waysTheorists engaged with Enlightenment paradigm in variety of waysMarxbegins with commitment to Enlightenment uses it to evaluate development of capitalismWeberattempts to development Enlightenmentinformed version of sociology analyze how Enlightenment failed to be achievedDurkheimcommitted to Enlightenment believes in need for individualism while ensuring its functionality for societyCore concern with Enlightenment continues to be a significant element of theorizing in ththe 20 centuryEven as it appears to become increasingly detach
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