History of Sociology

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Sociology emerged from enlightenment thought, shortly after the French Revolution, as a positivist science of society. Its genesis owed to various key movements in the philosophy of science and the philosophy of knowledge. Social analysis in a broader sense, however, has origins in the common stock of philosophy and necessarily pre-dates the field.

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History of sociologyFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaSociologyemerged fromenlightenmentthought, shortly after theFrench Revolution, as apositivistscienceofsociety. Its genesis owed to various key movements in thephilosophy of scienceand thephilosophy of knowledge. Social analysis in a broader sense, however, has origins in the common stock of philosophy and necessarily pre-dates the field. Modern academic sociology arose as a reaction tomodernity,capitalism,urbanization,rationalization, andsecularization, bearing a particularly strong interest in the emergence of the modernnation state; its constituentinstitutions, its units ofsocialization, and its means ofsurveillance. An emphasis on the concept of modernity, rather thanthe Enlightenment, often distinguishes sociological discourse from that of classicalpolitical philosophy.[1]Within a relatively brief period the discipline greatly expanded and diverged, both topically and methodologically, particularly as a result of myriad reactions againstempiricism. Historical debates are broadly marked by theoretical disputes over the primacy of eitherstructure or agency. Contemporary social theory has tended toward the attempt to reconcile these dilemmas. Thelinguisticandcultural turnsof the mid-twentieth century led to increasinglyinterpretative, andphilosophicapproaches to the analysis of society. Conversely, recent decades have seen the rise of newanalyticallyan

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