Analysis Of Auguste Comte's Theory Of Sociology

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Socl 311 assignment Auguste Comte Auguste comte gave sociology its name and he was later named the father of positivism (ferrante, 2013,pg10).according to (ferrante, 2013,10) Comte hold a belief that valid knowledge about the world can be derived only from sense experience or knowing the world through the senses of sight, touch, taste,smell,and hearing and from making empirical associations. Comte believed that there are three laws that maintains that the societies develops, and these stages are !. the theocratic, 2. The metaphysical and 3. The positive (ferrante, 2013,10). According to Comte (ferrante,2013,11) in theoretic stage people explain the events going on in the world as the work of the deities, those deities may be objects such as…show more content…
In this era people with money use their wealth to continue getting rich while the poor continue getting poorer. It is no secret that if you have the money you can rule the world; control everything that is happening like initiating political wars between countries. Take for instance the Rough’s child family, this family has been running the world since twenty century and they are now even more popular than they were before because they now control everything, music, politics. Sports and I may be not sure but I believe they control our education system as well. Marx also wrote about people using their power to manipulate and take advantage of the poorer which he Marx referred them as proletariat. For this Karl Marx’s view one would not want to look any further more especially if he/she is a South African, our current president is exploiting his political power for his own gains and the only people who benefits are his close friends and business associates, according to Marx it is safe to infer that the president is indeed a capitalist since he the president ignored too many human needs. Marx introduced three classes that runs the means of production and most leaders today falls under the third class which is called finance aristocracy, were leaders tend to be greedy and live and drive luxuries cars whereas people who voted for them are starving and faces unemployment and low paying…show more content…
Basically what Max Weber did was to try to understand why people work hard, take risks and sacrifice in the name of work. According to (ferrante, 2013,16) Weber made a suggestion that sociologist should focus on the broad reasons people pursue goals, regardless what those goals may be. There are four ideal types that motivate people to act, and they also have an impact on how actions of the people are. According to (ferrante, 2013,16) these four types are: traditional, which under traditional a goal is pursued because it was pursued in the past, the second type is the affectional type which a goal is pursued in response to an emotion such as revenge, love, or loyalty, thirdly its value-rational type which is a valued goal is pursued with a deep and abiding awareness of the symbolic significance of the actions taken to pursue the goal, last but not least Weber wrote about instrumental-rational which a valued goal is pursued by the most efficient means, often without considering the appropriateness or the consequences of those means. Weber maintained that in the face of industrialization, behaviour was more likely to be motivated by instrumental-rational than tradition or emotions (ferrante,2013,
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