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Department
Sociology
Course
Sociology 2240E
Professor
Charles Levine
Semester
Fall

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Sociological Theory Thursday Oct 4th, 2013 Common Sense Religion Philosophy History Folk Wisdom faith analytical Events Truth?? first cause rigour of intellectual idiographic argument Sociology Sociology Sociology Sociology Empirically Test x-y relationship analytical + synthetic nomothetic between variables - Common sense does not allow us to define anything as truth - sociology doesn't ignore common sense themes but it tests them empirically - religious explanation is based on divinity and it isn't based on logic it is based on faith - can't do sociological work by assuming there are alternate causes for things - faith - every argument we make in sociology has to be linked to something in the real world : synthetic - sociologist would be concerned with the conditions of war - not a particular war like history - sociology borrow
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