What is scholarly theory?

What is scholarly theory?

The word “theory” comes from a Greek verb meaning “contemplate.” Though scholars disagree on the finer points of theory, all seem to agree on a basic definition: theory is a description of a phenomenon and the interactions of its variables that are used to attempt to explain or predict.

What are the functions of theory?

1. Theory provides concepts to name what we observe and to explain relationships between concepts. Theory allows us to explain what we see and to figure out how to bring about change. Theory is a tool that enables us to identify a problem and to plan a means for altering the situation.

What did Karl Marx believe caused conflicts throughout history?

Karl Marx asserted that all elements of a society's structure depend on its economic structure. Additionally, Marx saw conflict in society as the primary means of change. Economically, he saw conflict existing between the owners of the means of production—the bourgeoisie—and the laborers, called the proletariat.

What is the relationship between the individual and society?

The relation between individual and society is very close. Essentially, “society” is the regularities, customs and ground rules of antihuman behavior. These practices are tremendously important to know how humans act and interact with each other. Society does not exist independently without individual.