The main difference between social theories and other scientific theories is that scientific theories are noted for their heavy use of subjectivity (defined as the use of implicit moral assumptions in the scientific process).
______ and ______ make up the two central questions that social theorists and philosophers have grappled with since well before the establishment of sociology as an industrialized discipline.
According to the "action" paradigm presented in the Introduction, what are the forces that produce the supposed orderliness of social life?
From a rational, ACTION perspective, people stop at red lights because:
The explanations provided in secondary sources:
__________________ coined the term "sociology."
Early sociologists were concerned with making sociology:
A collectivist approach states that:
One of the basic premises of this book is that social life is complex, requiring an examination of both peace and order within social frameworks.
The social world is a function of either "individuals" or "social structures" which explains why different academic disciplines study different types of human behavior.
Thinkers who can be clearly identified as sociologists began to appear in the:
Early sociologists wanted to model sociology after the prestigious and influential disciplines of:
The ____________ was a period of intellectual development and change characterized by the belief that people could comprehend and control the universe by means of reason and empirical research.
The conservative reaction to the Enlightenment tended to see modern social changes such as industrialization, urbanization, and bureaucratization as having _________________.
. During the Industrial Revolution, large numbers of people left the industrial occupations offered in burgeoning factories to work on farms in protest against poor wages and working conditions.
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