Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Sociology is the name given to denote the endeavours that have been made from time to time to investigate social phenomena and to establish some law governing their occurrence. In a wide sense it is coterminous with what the ancients called "Politics," but now it generally concerns itself with the actions of mankind as forming general society. The science rests on no assured basis, and, so far, the so-called laws seem in a great measure fanciful. Spencer is perhaps the greatest authority on the question as it exists at the present day.