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Nerves are mechanisms for the organization of the properties of protoplasm. From 1865 to 1872 he was with the U. Commencing with matter assumed to exist in a wholly unaggregated and undiflfering state, but endowed with indestructible motions, the necessary result must be that in certain parts of space certain kinds and degrees of aggregation of matter will take place. To ignore this means to go back to metaphysics, where anything is possible and things happen without a cause. His writings are plain and comprehensible, which is a breath of fresh air for a reader who might not comprehend wordy and difficult styles of writing.

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lester frank ward contribution to sociology

Statis- tics have established this as to most group phenomena; modern scientists accept it as applying to all. Sexual mating originated, at about the stage of the barnacles, by the female's developing separate males on her own body, from which she selected her mate or mates. He learned to play the violin, trumpet, drums as well as the saxophone from his father. He received a bachelor of arts degree from George Washington University in 1869 and a master's in 1873. Glimpses of the Cosmos: A Mental Autobiography. In the 1880s he was drawn into the then-raging sociological debate over the proper role of government, and by the force and eventual popularity of his arguments he came to be seen as one of America's leading intellectuals.

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Collection: Lester Frank Ward papers

lester frank ward contribution to sociology

In short, the thinking process is one of representation. In- equalities in education and legal rights weigh heavily on woman, also. Lastly, human progress is defeated by man's ignorance of his own interests. But this proprietary protection was only the foundation. Freud was able to fit all the instincts into this hypothesis, except the sexual ones. So, Ward taught himself at home. This new form of nutrition is called reproduction.

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Urbanization, habitat loss, and extinction in nineteenth

lester frank ward contribution to sociology

In these volumes and in his other writings, he developed a theory of curriculum development borrowed from the principles of scientific management, which the engineer Frederick Winslow Taylor had articulated earlier in the century in his efforts to render American industry more efficient. Barton 1786—1856 published his Florae Philadelphicae Prodromus in 1815, describing 450 genera growing within 10 miles of the center of Philadelphia. This recog- nition of permanent property provided man with an object to pursue, an incentive to industry beyond the im- mediate demands of his nature. Human society, as we who live now know it, is not the passive product of unconscious forces. In 1906, when he was 65 years old, he was appointed professor of sociology at Brown University in Rhode Island. Others believed the high school should serve more as a people's school, offering a range of practical courses.


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Howard Odum: American Sociology: Lester F. Ward

lester frank ward contribution to sociology

The reason for this temporary obliviousness to Ward's theories and findings is complex. As the heat dimin- ished, more and more unstable substances were formed Long after the oxides, acids, alkalies, salts, and metallic compounds were formed, the heat diminished so that car- bonic acid and, later water, were formed; and, still later, many unstable compounds, chiefly composed of oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, and carbon substances which we call organic or life compounds. All germ diseases attack weak constitutions while robust constitutions resist them. The standard work on those fossil plants was E. Ward questioned how the mother of race came to be at such an inferior state and what forces has shaped them.

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Lester Frank Ward Facts

lester frank ward contribution to sociology

He believed that this could only be achieved through universal education. While working in the fields of physical science, Ward developed an interest in social science and the emerging field of sociology. Ward explained these connections in greater detail for a slightly older flora in his Some Analogies of the Lower Cretaceous of Europe and America , published in 1896. Motion, or the changes of the position of the parts of matter in space, is matter's most important relation. There are thousands of other real wants, the deprivation of which restrains the freedom to exercise the faculties. Those least meriting it, most desire man's applause.


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Howard Odum: American Sociology: Lester F. Ward

lester frank ward contribution to sociology

It is but a step from penury to slavery. His studies also included mathematics, botany, and geology. Indeed, Ward might be remembered today not only as the father of sociology in the United States for his extensive writings on the subject in the last 20 years of the nineteenth century, but also as a visionary botanist recognizing the handiwork of humans on the biosphere. Born in Joliet, Illinois, he lived and worked on farms in what are now the western suburbs of Chicago. With forecasting wisdom man will perfect it, until it shall be at once adequate and adaptable to all its uses. It may be expressed as pressure; or, more clearly, impact. After the conflict, he settled in Washington D.

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Lester Frank Ward

lester frank ward contribution to sociology

All phenomena need explanation, most of them presenting themselves to the senses and the mind as illusions mask- ing their true nature. In the preface to the first edition of Dynamic Sociology, Ward points out the following as his five major generalizations, relatively original with him: 1 The law of aggregation, as distinguished from that of evolution proper. After fighting for the Union in the , Ward obtained degrees in botany and law. Yet the constitution of the mind is such, that it can never conceive of a limit to the smallness of matter. While healing from his wounds, he also saw the reality of war which is legalized murder.

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Urbanization, habitat loss, and extinction in nineteenth

lester frank ward contribution to sociology

He did not believe that any species below man was capable of human achievement. Brock University is not responsible for its content. He started the next decade 1871—1881 with a clear conviction that education was the great panacea for human progress and began systematic reading in philosophy, religion and the sciences, being especially attracted by the works of Francis Bacon, Kant, and Draper, and of Agassiz, Lyell, Haeckel, Comte and Spencer. The greatest achieve- ments of men are really trifling, when looked at from the standpoint of possibilities. As the organization progresses upward in complexity, specialized nerve-centers are connected by nerve- trunks; when one of these assumes control over the rest, it is called the brain. He is the first great sociologist to indicate scientific bases for sex equality, for democracy and racial unity; the first to mark out the roads to social meliorism and progress, and the first to stress the place of psychic factors in a civilization becoming telic. It is the final limit in the definition of everything else.

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