Isidore Auguste Marie François Xavier Comte was born in Montpellier, Hérault, in southern France on 19th January 1798. He died in Paris, France on 5th September 1857. His greatest works and accomplishments
Some of Comte’s important works are 1) Positive Philosophy (1830-42), 2) Systems of positive polity (1851 -54) 3) Religion of Humanity (1856) 4) The Early Writings (1820-1829). Comte was traditionally regarded as the father of sociology and can be given credit for inventing and creating the term sociology. He was also the founder of French positivism. He tried to create a new science of society, which would not only explain the past of mankind but also predict its future course. This social scientist is known for his achievements and theories. He is known for his contribution to Sociology. His contribution of Sociology can be divided into five categories. They are: 1) Classification and ordering of social sciences, 2) the nature, method and scope of sociology, 3) the law of three stages, 4) the plan for social reconstruction 5)Positivism. Auguste Comte was the first person to announce Law of Three stages, which became the main aim of his thought. By all means, this famous law had been borrowed from R. J. Turgot, Y. B.Vico and Saint-Simon. The law states that human thought has undergone three separate stages in its evolution and development. According to him human thought as well as social progress pass through three important stages. These three stages are the universal law of human progress. The three stages are: 1) Theological or Fictitious stage 2) Metaphysical or Abstract stage 3) Positive or Scientific stage. Hardships Comte faced
In 1814, Comte enrolled in the Ecole Polytechnique. He was kicked out for leading a protest before graduating and settled in Paris with no one to support him. Comte presented a lot of lectures to a group of French intellectuals in 1826, but about one-third of the way through lectures; he had a horrible...
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