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Comte, Auguste (1798–1857)

Michel Bourdeau

Michel Bourdeau is with the Institute for History and Philosophy of Sciences and Technology, Université Paris-1, CNRS, Paris, France. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Isidore Auguste Marie François Xavier Comte, a French philosopher known as the founder of sociology and of positivism, was born on January 19, 1798, in Montpellier, France, and died on September 5, 1857, in Paris. At the age of sixteen, he...