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1. Sociology before sociology

Terminologically, sociology began in France in the late 1830s with Auguste Comte (see 2. below). In that period, it was not yet an independent scholarly discipline; conceptually, it should be seen in the context of the then-prominent terms social science, French science sociale, German Social-Wissenschaft and Gesellschafts-Wissenschaft [20]. In the course of the 19th century, the terminolo…

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Göbel, Andreas, “Sociology”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 23 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_027729>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180208

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