What is the difference between sociology and philosophy?
Philosophy is the study of existence with the intent of
developing epistemological, moral or political value judgements or
imperatives to support decision-making as a matter of
Sadly there is a lot of controversy in philosophy such that
political science draws very little from philosophy.
Sociology, on the other hand, is, to put it generally, is a
study of society. But even from there we have to ask ourselves what
society is. In retrospect Sociology is a study of integral aspects
that constitutes society: Politics, Economy, Culture, Religion,
Family, Gender, Race, Global Stratification, etc. Unlike
Philosophy, Sociology is more or less a scientific discipline that
depends on scientific methods (Interview, Statistics, Theorizing
based upon empirical evidence). While Philosophy traditionally
aspire to pursue truth or means towards truth (Usually among
Analytic Philosophers), Social Constructionism, which is a position
or theory that argues that most phenomena such as morality are
socially constructed, is popular mindset and attitude in Sociology.
So for example, while Philosophy may ask what is moral, Sociology
would first assume that morality are simply norms that vary in