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Introduction to the Social Sciences. The Scientific Revolution. Rebirth of a scientific worldview The search for truth Reevaluation of preexisting knowledge Materialist conception of the universe Natural law and Deism. The Scientific Worldview. Rationalism and empiricism

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the scientific revolution
The Scientific Revolution
  • Rebirth of a scientific worldview
  • The search for truth
  • Reevaluation of preexisting knowledge
  • Materialist conception of the universe
  • Natural law and Deism
the scientific worldview
The Scientific Worldview
  • Rationalism and empiricism
  • Methodology (Francis Bacon)
  • Skepticism and tentativity
  • Amorality of studies (impartiality and objectivity)
  • Transparency and sharing information
  • Admission of failure
  • Exploration of alternative explanations
the enlightenment and the birth of the social sciences
The Enlightenment and the Birth of the Social Sciences
  • Applying scientific methodology to the study of human behavior (Science of man)
  • Improvement of the human condition (Humanism)
  • Secular thought
    • Montesquieu
    • Adam Smith
    • Beccaria
    • Diderot
    • Voltaire
the social sciences
The Social Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Anthropology
  • Psychology
  • Economics
  • Sociology
  • History
  • International Relations
some approaches to the social sciences
Some Approaches to the Social Sciences
  • Rational Choice Theory (individualism)
  • Conflict Theory (class or ideology)
non scientific problem solving
Non-Scientific Problem Solving
  • Appeal to the supernatural (prayer and faith)
  • Pre-existing knowledge (experience)
  • Intuition (logic and instinct)
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