Fathers of Sociology

The number of fathers of sociology is a topic of debate, but, generally speaking, there are five prominent figures: Auguste Comte, Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, Herbert Spencer, and Max Weber. This article gives a brief overview of these thinkers’ theories.  1. August Comte (1798-1857) Comte’s major ideas:  Sociology refers to …

The Seven Liberal Arts and Sciences

The seven liberal arts and sciences are separated by two divisions: the trivium and quadrivium. The trivium consists of grammar, rhetoric, and logic. The quadrivium, arithmetic, geometry, music, and astronomy. In antiquity, it was believed that you had to know these fields in order to participate actively in civic life (Castle). …