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  1. I.                   Science and the Study of Society
    • a.      The importance of science in 19thà scientific approach approached to human activity
    •                                                               i.      Attempt to apply methods of science systematically to study of society more evident in work of Frenchman Auguste Comte
    • 1.      His major work, System of Positive Philosophy impacted society after 1850
  2. Comte
    •                                                               i.      Created a system of “positive knowledge” based on a hierarchy of all the sciences
    •                                                             ii.      Mathematics was foundation on which physical, earth, and biological sciences were built
    • 1.      At top was sociology, the science of human society, which for Comte incorporated economics, anthropology, history, and social psychology
  3. Comte saw...
    •                                                               i.      Comte saw sociology’s task as a difficult one
    • 1.      The discovery of the general laws of society would have to be based on the collection and analysis of data on humans and their social environment
    • 2.      Although his schemes were complex and dense, Comte played an important role in the growing popularity of science and materialism in the mid-nineteenth century

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