Auguste Comte

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Harriet Martineau
Herbert Spencer
Karl Marx
Emile Durkheim
Max Weber
Jane Addams
W.E.B DuBois

What's on your mind?

If societies are going to advance, social behavior has to be studied scientifically.


Harriet Martineau: I believe that there is a link between slavery and the oppression of women.
Herbert Spencer: Society is like the human body. It is composed of parts working together to promote its well being.
Karl Marx: I believe that social scientists should change the world, not only study it.
Emile Durkheim: You could use statistical techniques to study the science of social behavior.
Max Weber: Humans act on basis of their own understanding.
Jane Addams: Problems are caused by an imbalance of power.
W.E.B DuBois: I want to challenge the theory that blacks are inferior.

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Sociology could use scientific procedures and promote social progress.

Sociology is divided into two main branches- Social statistics, or the forces that hold society together, and social dynamics, the causes of social change.

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