Onyia, Patrick Chukwema and ANICHE, ALEXANDER (2018) SOCIOLOGY: THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF SOCIETY. Ifeson prints, #2 Neni Street, Ogui New Lay Out Enugu. ISBN 978-35982-3-7

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Sociology is a relatively young discipline less than two hundred years old, which has society as its focus. Igbo and Anugwom (2001) inform us that the word sociology is derived from two languages — Latin and Greek. The first part ‘socious’ meaning society is Latin, while the second part ‘logos’ meaning study (or science) is Greek. Sociology as the name of a discipline is traditionally credited to Auguste Comte “a French philosopher turned sociologist” in 1839. But P. J. Eze (2000) is contending that Abd al - Rahman Ibn Khaldun of present-day Tunisia in North Africa deserves this credit. He cites the writings of Ibn Khaldun translated by Morton — Williams (1968) from Arabic to mean sociology. The translation runs thus: This science, then like all other sciences appear to be independent and has its own subject viz human society, and its own problems viz the social phenomena and the transformations that succeed each other in the nature of society. The above — quoted piece is nothing but sociology except that the name sociology is not used. Before Comte and from time immemorial, men have speculated on the nature and problems of society. These speculations were dominated by “philosophers, religious teachers and legislators” — Bottomore 1972. But these were mere speculations, although many of society’s problems were solved, to a greater or lesser extent through these speculations.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Management and Social Sciences
Depositing User: mrs chioma hannah
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2019 14:19
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2019 14:09

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