Flashcards in Beliefs In Society Deck (11):
Ideas about things we hold to be true
Set of ideas, values and beliefs providing a means of interpreting world and justifies interest of social group
View that sees power in society spread among wide range of of interest groups & individuals
Dominance in society of ruling class's set of ideas over others, and acceptance of and consent to them by rest of society
Belief system or ideology that claims science and scientific method alone can provide true knowledge & understanding of world, rejecting anything that cant be explained
What did popper say the scientific method involved?
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
Framework of specific laws, concepts, theories, methods and assumptions within which scientists operate, providing guidelines for research
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
Features of religion