Third Chapter In Front of the Mirror

  • Hermann KorteEmail author


In front of the University of Paris, on the Place de la Sorbonne, stands a statue of Auguste Comte. He was the first person to use the word ‘sociology’ for a new science, and he was very likely also the first sociologist, as we will see later on. In his science and his person, many characteristics can be found to identify sociology and the scholars practicing it until today.


Class Struggle Positive Science Bourgeois Society German Ideology Positive Stage 
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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MünsterGermany

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