Auguste Comte (1798 - 1857) is regarded as a founder of the discipline of sociology.
A strange destiny! The whole of Comte’s life is a romance. His successors are divided between two attitudes—the incomprehension of disciples of limited outlook, and the indifference, or even hostility, of thinkers who could have learned a great deal, if only they had read him. Comte wanted to reform the moral order. He wasn't interested in creating an affluent society, but one where everyone would "live for others". He wanted to overcome class rivalry, but not by the destruction of one class (as with Karl Marx).
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Nisha Nagwanshi. Contribution of Auguste Comte. Research J. Humanities and Social Sciences. 3(2): April-June, 2012, 271-273.