SOCI 101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: The Communist Manifesto, Auguste Comte, Social Statics

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French man, lived following the enlightenment period. System based on law of 3 stages. Theological: where all knowledge about a given subject begins. Science progresses in stages (from the most distant-> most relevant to the human condition): Acts as an organism, held together by consensus (sense of belonging) Each part develops concurrently, provides essential function (ergo, structural functionalism) All societies go through the same sequence (less rational->more) If they know one aspect achieved (ie, government) you know what else is achieved (ie, civil society) not always true- ie, nazi germany. To understand the history of the world, you must understand the class struggles of the time. B can exploit p because they controlled their means of production (factories, mines, ports etc) P will overthrow b and seize production means- socialist utopia. Bureaucracy- organization based on rules, not personal ties (businesses, government) Charisma- specific qualities that inspire loyalty/obedience in others. Charismatic authority- based on supernatural appeal of an individual (ie hitler,

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