Sociology as a Science

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Durkheim felt that society could be studied...
Scientifically
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The idea of sociology was born in...
19th century France
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But Durkheim wanted to turn sociology into...
It's own discipline
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He saw the idea of sociology in ancient philosophers such as...
Plato and Aristotle
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But Durkheim felt they did...
Not go far enough as they did not create create a separate discipline but just as an extension of existing disciplines
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To distinguish sociology from philosophy Durkheim argued...
That it should be focused on empirical research
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Durkheim felt that Comte who felt he was too a sociologist was too focused on...
Philosophizing in abstract theorizing then he was in studying the social world empirically
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Durkheim felt that if this continued sociology would just become...
A branch of philosophy
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Durkheim attacked Comte and stated that he was...
guilty of assuming theoretically that the social world was evolving in the direction of a perfect society rather than engaging in the work of actually studying the changing nature of society”
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