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Sociology Notes

Sociology Notes

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Sociology: Sociological Thought
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35
Founding Fathers-I
UNIT2FOUNDING FATHERS – I
Structure
2.0Objectives2.1Introduction2.2Early Origins2.3Auguste Comte (1798-1857)
2.3.1Biographical Sketch2.3.2His Social Environment2.3.3The Central Ideas
2.3.2.1The Law of the Three Stages2.3.2.2Hierarchy of the Sciences2.3.2.3Static and Dynamic Sociology
2.3.4Significance of Auguste Comte’s Ideas to ContemporarySociology
2.4Herbert Spencer (1820-1903)
2.4.1Biographical Sketch2.4.2His Social Environment2.4.3The Central Ideas
2.4.3.1The Evolutionary Doctrine2.4.3.2Organic Analogy2.4.3.3The Evolution of Societies
2.4.4Significance of Herbert Spencer’s Ideas to ContemporarySociology
2.5Let Us Sum Up2.6Key Words2.7Further Reading2.8Specimen Answers To Check Your Progress
2.0OBJECTIVES
This unit deals with the central ideas of two of the founding fathers of sociology. After studying this unit, you should be able to
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outline the biographical details of Auguste Comte and Herbert Spencer
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describe the social environment to which they belonged
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discuss the central ideas of Auguste Comte and Herbert Spencer
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compare and contrast the approaches outlined by them
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show the relevance of contributions of these early thinkers tocontemporary sociology.

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