What are the Reasons for the Paradoxical Failure of Classical Social Theory?
The European philosophers of the enlightenment period crammed the masses with lots of hope in the advent of the scientific revolution. The citizens were facing a myriad of problems with the leadership of the day, personal struggles and the problem with the church.
It was apparent that the new way of life and system that was being exalted in the works of the philosophers could eventually lead to a perfect society whereby the individual will be free (Schmidt 1996). Initially the fruits of the new world order started to be felt across the world. There were various revolutions in countries where the monarchies had for quite sometime been oppressive to the people.