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One of the earliest works containing a "mathematical model" in sociology was Malthus's An Essay on the Principle of Population (1798). It did not however contain differential equations, or even formulas for that matter, Malthus expressed that population multiplies geometrically and food arithmetically in words. Malthus's model did influence early work in ...


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Still the basis you ask, no, not currently; but... I think you have asked this question at a very interesting time. When you see discussions of the far Right and neo-fascism, then you can count on the fact that there will be a rise of the Left; a reaction by a "new" New Left to present circumstances, if you will. These "repetitions" are never exactly the ...


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One of the first appearances of DE in this area must be in D. Bernoulli's study on the impact of variolation: Essai d'une nouvelle analyse de la mortalité causée par la petite vérole, et des avantages de l'inoculation pour la prévenir, Mem. Math. Phys. Acad. R. Sci., 1766 Here is Daniel Bernoulli’s Epidemiological Model Revisited by Dietz and Heesterbeek, ...


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Marxism was almost mainstream sociology into the 1980s and that has had a lasting influence on the field despite subsequent marginalization. There is an active Marxist Sociology section of the American Sociological Association. While I think this reflects a certain degree of separation of Marxist thought from the mainstream of the discipline, it also shows ...


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No, at least not in the academic sector. It it now commonly held knowledge that it is not one or the other, but the interaction between nature and nurture that shapes an individual. The "debate" therefore is currently how much of each contributes to any given developmental mechanism. However, I cannot guarantee that some independent special interest group ...


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What about Adolphe Quetelet? Didn't his work with social sciences data inspire Maxwell and Boltzmann's efforts modeling the distribution of velocities in a population of gas particles? See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolphe_Quetelet


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