Theories and Methods: The development of sociology and sociological method. and Social Order

Define what 'modernity' refers to
The period of the application of rational principles and logic to the understanding, development and organisation of human societies.
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What period was modernity? what is modernity's significance?
from the mid seventeenth century to the twentieth centuries. It is significant because there was a growth of rational scientific understanding and explanations of the world.
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What key figures developed sociology?
Augustus Comte (1798-1857), Emile Durkheim (1858-1917), Max Weber (1864-1920) and Karl Marx (1818-83)
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What did the key figures in the beginning of Sociology attempt to do?
Understand society and the natural worlds using scientific principles.
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What did the key founders of sociology believe it could achieve?
More understanding of society that could help achieve a more secure, stable and prosperous society by eliminating problems like poverty, homelessness, ill-health, crime and the resentments and conflicts caused by social inequality.
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Define social order
How large groups manage to live together and relate to one another in such a way that society
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