Auguste Comte is a French philosopher and founder of the discipline of sociology. Comte had earlier used the term social physics for the new field and later renamed it sociology. Comte coined the term sociology in 1838. Sociology is derived from the Latin term “socius,” which means “companion,” and the Greek term “logos,” meaning “the study of” or “science.” The Study of Sociology, written by English philosopher Herbert Spencer in 1874, was the first book featuring the word “sociology” in its title in English.
This course aims to provide all the significant contributions of Auguste Comte toward sociology and humanity.