Ferdinand Tönnies
#521 Overall Influence

Ferdinand Tönnies

German sociologist

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Ferdinand Tönnies was a German sociologist, economist and philosopher. He was a major contributor to sociological theory and field studies, best known for his distinction between two types of social groups, Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft . He co-founded the German Society for Sociology alongside Max Weber and Georg Simmel and many other founders. He was president of the society from 1909 to 1934, after which he was ousted for having criticized the Nazis. Tönnies was considered the first German sociologist proper, published over 900 works and contributed to many areas of sociology and philosophy.

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University of Bonn
University of Bonn

Public research university located in Bonn, Germany

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Humboldt University of Berlin
Humboldt University of Berlin

Public research university located in Berlin, Germany

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University of Kiel
University of Kiel

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Leipzig University
Leipzig University

University in Leipzig, Germany

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University of Jena
University of Jena

University located in Jena, Thuringia, Germany

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    #10 World Rank
    Sociology
    #531 World Rank
    Philosophy
    #577 World Rank
    Economics