(my notes from the podcast called “Foundations of Modern Social Theory”): He was famous for being both an artist and sociologist. His famous sociological work has been written in the form of a novel, and called Emile. In Emile, written in the first person, Jean Jacques is the tutor to Emile, from when he was…… Continue reading Jean Jacques Rousseau
John Locke was the first reasonable philosopher, and social scientist to massively working on human reason and understanding. He made the clear statement in his treatise that men are born free and equal. He expressed the need for a common superior, but did not necessarily believe the superior to be a king; but proposed that…… Continue reading John Locke
Reading John Locke, while you are a Muslim, makes you wonder whether he was a Muslim or not. His theories especially those of human understanding and humans as individuals resemble so much to Islamic doctrines that one cannot stop comparing the two (although incongruous in some parts). His emphasis on humans as individual beings who…… Continue reading Was John Locke a Muslim?
My research starts with the name of Thomas Hobbes, said to be the founding father of social studies. But to me he seemed to have a rather perplexed mind, and Leviathan is his great masterpiece, which perfectly shows this complexity and alienated feelings. Hobbes believed humans are by nature evil; therefore, should be ruled! It…… Continue reading Thomas Hobbes