Max Weber's concept of value-free research
By: Peter Tully
Values are beliefs, opinions and prejudices about what is good and bad, right and wrong. Weber distinguished sharply between values and fact, he argues that a value cannot be proved or disproved by facts as they belong to different realms. For example a fact may...
Manipulation of the Masses Propaganda Scapegoats and Sheeple Policy and Politics
By: Christyl Rivers
Sheeple, look out! The scape-goats are falling from the sky! There should be a complete field of study based on Idiot-ology, because all of us are treated like idiots by every ideology. Humans spend billions on manipulating others on a daily basis. Of course political...
Debate in the Animal World Man alone has Culture
By: Paul Brodie
Non-human animals rely on instinct to teach them how to thrive and survive. Human animals use symbology, such as language, to teach their offspring how to do the same thing. Instinct is genetically transferred; it doesn’t use a common language. Instinct is passed on...
By: Alan Tran
Let's face it, when it comes to smartphones arguably the top two leading brands amongst today's youngsters are RIM's Blackberry and Apple's iPhone. Just walking through my neighborhood every other handset I see is a Blackberry, and for those of you who uses one, can...
Factors that influence social development
By: Adele Gregory
We are social creatures and much of what we think of as human development depends on interacting with other people. Children and young animals raised in isolation provide poignant examples of the crucial role of contact for health, growth and wellbeing. But the link goes...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The nuclear family is a somewhat recent construct that applies mostly to Euro centric cultures. This concept was not even widely possible to achieve in Euro centric cultures because many people, especially in the servant and soldier classes, were not allowed to live with their...
By: Elizabeth M Young
It takes some reminding that the nuclear family is not a universal family structure that applies to all human societies. America is obsessed with the nuclear family, with each family consisting of parents and children, separated and independent from the rest, as the only standard...
Health care: The US vs other developed countries
By: Edgar Arold
The health care system all around the world is becoming more developed each day thanks to many generous donors who provide the funds to make that possible. Health care in the United States is not the only developed health care and in fact, many people...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The factors that contribute to urban decay are many and they are unique to each city. Cities that developed centuries ago may have built up around industry, on travel routes or at the best places for seaports, with housing, shopping, hospitals and other services patched...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The inner city can be defined as the older, inner part of a city that deteriorates as it is abandoned for new land and outward expansion of an urban structure. But the term can apply to other neighborhoods. Inner cities go through periods of decline...

 

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