what are the intellectual ideas that went in making of sociology?

Influenced by scientific theories of natural evolution, travellers, colonial administrators etc., sought to categorise societies into types and distinguish stages in social development.

evolutionary vision assuming that the west was the most advanced and civilised.

Darwin's ideas about organic evolution was a dominant influence on early sociological thought.

Looking at society of different parts, each part playing a given function influenced the study of sociological institutions, eg, family or school and structures such as stratification.

Intellectual ideas that went into making of society ; have a direct bearing on how sociology studies empirical reality.

enlightenment, causing people to think logically.

These are the reasons where intellectual ideas wheat into making of sociology.

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