Social Facts


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To further sociology from philosophy Durkheim proposed...
Social facts as the subject matter of sociology
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Durkheim felt society was made up of “social facts” which...
Exceed our intuitive understanding and must be investigated through observations and measurements
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A social fact is experienced as an
External constraint rather than an internal drive
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A social fact is general throughout the
Society and is not attached to any individual
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A social fact is something which acts as a...
External constraint on a person
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A key part of separating sociology from philosophy is the idea that...
That social facts should be treated as things and thus studied empirically
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This means we study social facts through
Observation and experimentation
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This is what sets...
“Durkheimian sociology apart from more philosophical approaches” Ritzer
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