Category Posts : Sociology

IS Google Making us Stupid

Sociology / September 9, 2016

The Truth Behind Google Have you every truly thought about the way you use Google? Some people basically use it as a replacement of an education, while others use it to find information quick and easy. The first article named “Yes”, written by Nicholas Carr, describes how Google is making people stupid. The second article titled “No”, written by Peter Norvig explains that Google is not making people dumb. Carr wants to display that most people use Google to find answers, and in that way, they don’t learn much. Nevertheless, Norvig expresses that Google is only advancing our knowledge in a faster and simpler way. While both articles state strong …..

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A Look at Different Theories of Knowledge

Sociology / April 23, 2015 / No Comments

This paper answers the question of how knowledge is described as a social phenomena by Durkheim, Marx, Weber, and Boas. It looks into their research programs and theories. “Not only does Durkheim pose knowledge in new terms, but Weber, Boas, and Marx also situate their conceptions of knowledge within different theoretical and practical frameworks. Each claims descendancy or affiliation with particular theorists or schools of thought, yet all deny absolute confinement and strict categorization. As well, knowledge as a social phenomenon, both in the creation and use, takes various forms. In this essay I describe separately the Weberian, Durkheimian, Boasian, and Marxist theories, research methods and goals, historical/theoretical locations, and …..

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