Humanistic Sociology

Humanistic sociology is a domain of sociology which originated mainly from the work of University of Chicago Polish philosopher-turned-sociologist, Florian Znaniecki. It is a methodology which treats its objects of study and its students, that is, humans, as composites of values and systems of values. In certain contexts, the term is related to other sociological domains such as antipositivism. Humanistic sociology seeks to throw light on questions such as, "What is the relationship between a man of principle and a man of opportunism?" It can be seen that any answer to such a question must draw on experience and facts from many disciplines. The Humanistic Sociologist is thus an academic journeyman.

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