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MARX'S  CHALLENGE
Class
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Required Readings Relevant Concepts Issues & Questions for
  Social Science
APRIL 30 A)   "Theses on Feuerbach"
(Text: pp. 400-402;
Online: Marx/Engels Archives)
B)   The German Ideology
(Text: pp. 433-456;
Online: Marx/Engels Archives)
A)   praxis
B)   social production and its relationships
C)   role of history
D)   ideology
A)   Social being 'determines' consciousness and ideas, not vice versa (critique of Kant and Hegel).
B)   Historical patterns allow for empirical research.
C)   Is the 11th Thesis on Feuerbach compatible with the scientific method?
This is where I can write notes and suggestions to the students. Be warned: this is heavy reading. Allow yourself plenty of time to answer the questions to consider.

There are numerous sites on the WWW. Sites with primary sources include Marx's Works and Marxist Resources, while good starting points for secondary material can be found at Red Feather's Site, Democratic Socialists of America, and Prof. James Montgomery (Cornell Univ.). Other web sites exist: click here for more Marx.

MARX: Questions to Consider       (Remember: Turn in your review by April 29th).

This section last updated: June 23, 1998
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MAX   WEBER
Class
  Day
Required Readings Relevant Concepts Issues & Questions for
  Social Science
March 30 "Fundamental Concepts in Sociology"
(Text: pp. 123-142; Online: The Weber Emporium)
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Weber is one of the patron saints of modern sociology. There are a number of web sites on or about him. Check out Weberian Sociology and Max Weber and His Time.

WEBER: Questions to Consider       (Remember: Turn in your review by May 23rd.)

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