Auguste Comte
#137 Overall Influence

Auguste Comte

French philosopher

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Isidore Marie Auguste François Xavier Comte was a French philosopher and writer who formulated the doctrine of positivism. He is often regarded as the first philosopher of science in the modern sense of the term. Comte’s ideas are also seen as fundamental to thinking of sociology as an independent scientific discipline.

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    #11 World Rank
    Sociology
    #81 World Rank
    Philosophy
    #1296 World Rank
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