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DEBATING THE ORIGINS OF SOCIOLOGY: IBN KHALDUN AS A FOUNDING FATHER OF SOCIOLOGY

@inproceedings{Gilbert2012DEBATINGTO,
  title={DEBATING THE ORIGINS OF SOCIOLOGY: IBN KHALDUN AS A FOUNDING FATHER OF SOCIOLOGY},
  author={Paul A Gilbert},
  year={2012}
}
This paper examines the extent to which Ibn Khaldun can legitimately be considered a founding father of sociology. To pursue this research, Khaldun’s theoretical framework is compared with two Western scholars: Auguste Comte and Emile Durkheim. After the introduction, we proceed to present a general overview of Khaldun’s work which includes his understandings of a cyclical pattern of social change, conflict theory, and his typological framework. Khaldun’s theoretical perspective is then… 
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