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Definition of Sociology


  1. That branch of philosophy which treats of the constitution, phenomena, and development of human society; social science.

Sociology Quotations

There must be possible a fiction which, leaving sociology and case histories to the scientists, can arrive at the truth about the human condition, here and now, with all the bright magic of the fairy tale.
Ralph Ellison

The negative attitudes toward the genres - romance, science-fiction, westerns, suspense, etc. - are fallout from the academic world's long-standing fascination with existential philosophy and modern theories of psychology and sociology.
Jayne Ann Krentz

Human well-being is not a random phenomenon. It depends on many factors - ranging from genetics and neurobiology to sociology and economics. But, clearly, there are scientific truths to be known about how we can flourish in this world. Wherever we can have an impact on the well-being of others, questions of morality apply.
Sam Harris

The function of sociology, as of every science, is to reveal that which is hidden.
Pierre Bourdieu

All theory of modernity in sociology suggests that the more modernity there is, the less religion. In my theory we can realize that this is wrong: atheism is only one belief system among many.
Ulrich Beck
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Sociology Translations

sociology in Dutch is sociologie, maatschappijleer
sociology in French is sociologie
sociology in German is Soziologie
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