Auguste Comte

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Sociology
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Theories
Conflict Theory
Functionalism
Symbolic Interactionism
Social Constructionism
Topics
Deviant Behaviour
Theorists
Auguste Comte
Karl Marx
Emile Durkheim
Max Weber

Isidore Auguste Marie François Xavier Comte was born in Montpellier, France on January 19th, 1798, and died in Paris on September 5th, 1857. Comte is best known as the father of positivism, and was the first to utilize the scientific method in exploration of the social world. It was Comte who coined the term sociology.

Influenced

Notable followers of Comte include Karl Marx, John Stuart Mill, and David Croly.

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