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For what works Ibn Khaldoon: is considered as the founding father of sociology ?

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Asked by truth exposed, 17 Dec '12 12:37 pm
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Khaldoon's work was more than a critical study of history. It was, in fact, a study of human civilization in general, its beginning, factors contributing to its development, and the causes of its decline. Thus, unwittingly, Ibn Khaldoon founded a new science: the science of social development or sociology, as we call it today.
Answered by Psycho, 17 Dec '12 12:39 pm

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I was taught that Ibn Khaldun was the founding father of Sociology as a discipline. Ibn Khaldun (1332AD~1406AD) was born North Africa in present-day Algeria. He is considered a forerunner of several social scientific disciplines: demography, cultural history histography,the philosophy of history, and Sociology. He is best known for his Muqaddimah (known as Prolegomenon in the West), the first volume of his book on universal history. His works not only touch on the dialectic but, also he was first to introduce the concept of surplus value, communitarianism, and social contract. His work has been disputed as being copied and even plagiarized by Karl Marx without any reference.
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Answered by anil garg, 17 Dec '12 01:08 pm

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