To customs and beliefs, the very ones we hold sacred, sociology ruthlesslyattaches the adjective 'arbitrary'.
It appears, then, that ethics, as a branch of knowledge, is nothing more than a department of psychologyand sociology.
What is it about sociology that instantly bogsus down in fens of jargon?
Economics is all about how people make choices. Sociology isall about why theydon't haveanychoicesto make.
Sociology is a new science concerning itself not with esoteric matters outside the comprehension of the layman, as the older sciences do, but with the ordinary affairs of ordinary people. This seems to engender in those who write about it a feeling that the lack of anyabstruseness in their subject matter demands a compensatoryabstruseness in their language. 365
Sociology isthescience of talk, and there is onlyone law in sociology. Bad talk drives out good.
With all allowance made for Marx's erudition and his historic impact upon the social sciences, especially sociology, it is as an art united with prophecy, virtually religious prophecy, that Marxism survives.
Sociology was born of the modern ardor to improve society.
Sociology seems to have missed every intellectually promising boat in the last half century.
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