SOCIOLOGY AS A SCIENCE : POSITIVISTS

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IN THE LATE 18TH AND THE 19TH CENTUARY THERE HAD BEEN HUGE ADVANCMENTS WITH REGARDS TO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, IT APPEARED AS IF THE PROCESS OF LOGIC BEING APPLIED COULD EXPLAIN THE WORLD AND THE “GOING ONS” AROUND US. MANY, NOT LEAST THE ENLIGHTENMENT PROJECT FELT THAT THE SAME LOGIC COULD BE APPLIED TO SOCIETY, PATTERNS AND EXPLINATIONS COULD BE FOUND HENCE SOCIETY IS “REAL” AND OCCURS EXTERNALLY TO THE INDIVIDUAL THIS IS A CONSTRASTING VIEW OF ACTION THEORISTS . THOSE THINKERS WHO BELIEVED SOCIOLOGY WAS A SCIENCE FORM CALLED THEMSELVES POSITIVISTS.

  

  

 

“VERIFICATIONISM”

*        We can deem our findings in regards to social patterns as true due to verificationism

*         DEFINITION : Verificationism is the idea that a statement or question only has meaning if there is some way to determine if the statement is true, or what the answer to the question is

*        For the patterns we find we can discover causes and reactions and then make

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