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  • 51:30 12. Marx's Theory Of History

    12. Marx's Theory Of History

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    Foundations of Modern Social Thought (SOCY 151) We consider closely Marx's Grundrisse, written between The German Ideology and Das Kapital. In the Grundrisse...

  • 47:54 20. Weber On Legal-Rational Authority

    20. Weber On Legal-Rational Authority

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    Foundations of Modern Social Thought (SOCY 151) The purest form—the ideal type—of Weber's legal-rational type of authority is bureaucracy. Legal-rational aut...

  • 50:18 Popular 18. Weber On Traditional Authority

    18. Weber On Traditional Authority

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    Foundations of Modern Social Thought (SOCY 151) We return to Weber's idea of domination, Herrschaft. Herrschaft has been translated into English as "authorit...

  • 46:30 8. Smith: The Invisible Hand

    8. Smith: The Invisible Hand

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    Foundations of Modern Social Thought (SOCY 151) John Stuart Mill made important and influential amendments to Bentham's ideas of utilitarianism. Perhaps most...

  • 40:28 5. Rousseau: Popular Sovereignty And General Will

    5. Rousseau: Popular Sovereignty And General Will

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    Foundations of Modern Social Thought (SOCY 151) Jean-Jacques Rousseau had a colorful early life. Orphaned at ten, he moved in with a woman ten years his seni...

  • 48:53 11. Marx's Theory Of Historical Materialism (cont.)

    11. Marx's Theory Of Historical Materialism (cont.)

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    Foundations of Modern Social Thought (SOCY 151) Today we cover the transition from the young Marx, with his emphasis on change and action, to the mature Marx...

  • 45:23 3. Locke: Equality, Freedom, Property And The Right To Dissent

    3. Locke: Equality, Freedom, Property And The Right To Dissent

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    Foundations of Modern Social Thought (SOCY 151) John Locke, a liberal thinker and near-contemporary of the conservative Hobbes, disputes Hobbes's thinking in...

  • 51:13 13. Marx's Theory Of Class And Exploitation

    13. Marx's Theory Of Class And Exploitation

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    Foundations of Modern Social Thought (SOCY 151) In order to move from a theory of alienation to a theory of exploitation, Marx develops a concept of class an...

  • 42:15 7. Utilitarianism And Liberty, John Stuart Mill

    7. Utilitarianism And Liberty, John Stuart Mill

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    Foundations of Modern Social Thought (SOCY 151) Adam Smith's ideas about self-interest should be understood as a precursor in some ways to John Stuart Mill's...

  • 46:42 23. Durkheim's Theory Of Anomie

    23. Durkheim's Theory Of Anomie

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    Foundations of Modern Social Thought (SOCY 151) In the transition from mechanical solidarity to organic solidarity, brought on by increasing division of labo...

  • 53:29 15. Freud On Sexuality And Civilization

    15. Freud On Sexuality And Civilization

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    Foundations of Modern Social Thought (SOCY 151) Freud's brand of critical theory adds important dimensions; he argues that we can better understand our consc...

  • 44:02 6. Rousseau On State Of Nature And Education

    6. Rousseau On State Of Nature And Education

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    Foundations of Modern Social Thought (SOCY 151) The general will—dangerous if taken too far—operates in many elements of our social and civic life. Immunizat...

  • 50:24 10. Marx's Theory Of Historical Materialism (1)

    10. Marx's Theory Of Historical Materialism (1)

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    Foundations of Modern Social Thought (SOCY 151) We review Marx's theory of alienation and pick up with the transition from the young Marx to the mature Marx ...

  • 52:46 17. Conceptual Foundations Of Weber's Theory Of Domination

    17. Conceptual Foundations Of Weber's Theory Of Domination

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    Foundations of Modern Social Thought (SOCY 151) Diverging significantly from Marx's idea that history can be traced by the modes of production and the econom...

  • 44:13 4. The Division Of Powers- Montesquieu

    4. The Division Of Powers- Montesquieu

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    Foundations of Modern Social Thought (SOCY 151) We shift from seventeenth century England to eighteenth century France and from the methodological individual...

  • 51:15 16. Weber On Protestantism And Capitalism

    16. Weber On Protestantism And Capitalism

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    Foundations of Modern Social Thought (SOCY 151) Max Weber wrote his best-known work after he recovered from a period of serious mental illness near the turn ...

  • 49:26 19. Weber On Charismatic Authority

    19. Weber On Charismatic Authority

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    Foundations of Modern Social Thought (SOCY 151) Charismatic authority, unlike traditional authority, is a revolutionary and unstable form of authority. Weber...

  • 44:38 21. Weber's Theory Of Class

    21. Weber's Theory Of Class

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    Foundations of Modern Social Thought (SOCY 151) Along with the macro-level shift from traditional forms of authority to legal-rational authority, Weber's the...

  • 51:09 25. Durkheim And Social Facts

    25. Durkheim And Social Facts

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    Foundations of Modern Social Thought (SOCY 151) Durkheim understood life sciences as divided into three branches: biology, which is interested in the body, p...

  • 37:39 22. Durkheim And Types Of Social Solidarity

    22. Durkheim And Types Of Social Solidarity

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    Foundations of Modern Social Thought (SOCY 151) Emile Durkheim, a French scholar who lived from 1858 until 1917, was one of the first intellectuals to use th...

  • 50:49 24. Durkheim On Suicide

    24. Durkheim On Suicide

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    Foundations of Modern Social Thought (SOCY 151) Durkheim's Suicide is a foundational text for the discipline of sociology, and, over a hundred years later, i...

  • 48:04 9. Marx's Theory Of Alienation

    9. Marx's Theory Of Alienation

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    Foundations of Modern Social Thought (SOCY 151) Marx begins his intellectual life as a Young Hegelian, in the company of Bruno Bauer and others. The Young He...

  • 46:18 14. Nietzsche On Power, Knowledge And Morality

    14. Nietzsche On Power, Knowledge And Morality

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    Foundations of Modern Social Thought (SOCY 151) Today we take a bridge into the twentieth century, constructed by Nietzsche, Freud, and Weber's critical theo...

  • 45:52 1. Introduction

    1. Introduction

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    Foundations of Modern Social Thought (SOCY 151) Professor Szelenyi introduces the course to the students. Then he introduces each social thinker we will cove...

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