Social Change with Respect to Culture and Original Nature

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SOME SOCIOLOGICAL CONCEPTS REEXAMINED

The concepts of the social heritage and the inherited nature of man are of such theoretical importance, that it is desirable to examine some of the definitions in sociology which are generally recognized as important, to see whether these two concepts throw any light on these definitions. It is realized that the discussions of the scope and function of sociology, the definitions of society, social evolution, social mind, etc., are a field of considerable magnitude about which there has been much controversy for many years. To enter at all comprehensively into this field would involve an extensive consideration of terminology and the discussion of many writers. There will be no attempt here to settle these moot points.

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