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Beliefs

Ideas about things we hold to be true

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Ideology

Set of ideas, values and beliefs providing a means of interpreting world and justifies interest of social group

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Pluralism

View that sees power in society spread among wide range of of interest groups & individuals

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Hegemony

Dominance in society of ruling class's set of ideas over others, and acceptance of and consent to them by rest of society

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Scientism

Belief system or ideology that claims science and scientific method alone can provide true knowledge & understanding of world, rejecting anything that cant be explained

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What did popper say the scientific method involved?

Hypothesis info
Falsification
Prediction
Theory formation
Scutiny

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What did Kuhn challenge?

Whether scientists really do in practice set out to collect evidence with the specific aim of attempting to falsify hypothesis- work within paradigms

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Paradigm

Framework of specific laws, concepts, theories, methods and assumptions within which scientists operate, providing guidelines for research

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What did durkheim define religion as?

Unified set of beliefs and practices relative to sacred things, that is to say, things set apart and forbidden

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Features of religion

Beliefs
Theology
Practice
Institutions
Consequences

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Giddens 3 main aspects to religion

- Belief in spiritual and supernatural
- Faith on the part of believers
- Body of unchanging truth