Auguste Comte vs Emile Durkheim

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Sociologist & Philosopher
Net worth 2018
Philosophers
Industry
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Montpellier, France
Residence
Épinal
French
Country
French
19/01/1798
BirthDay
15/04/1858
September 5, 1857
Died On
November 15, 1917
École Polytechnique
Education
Lycée Louis-le-Grand, École Normale Supérieure, Leipzig University
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TIMELINE
1855

After publishing “Appeal to Conservatives” in 1855, he published the first volume of “Subjective Synthesis” or “Universal System of the Conceptions Adapted to the Normal State of Humanity”, which is his book on the philosophy of mathematics

1852

For a few months in 1852, he remained busy with “Catechism of Positive Religion”

1851

From 1851 to 1854, he published four volumes of “System of Positive Polity - A Treatise of Sociology, Instituting the Religion of Humanity”

1844

Besides finishing work on his books “Philosophical Treatise on Popular Astronomy” and “Discourse on the Positive Spirit” in 1844, he remained busy in writing the “System of Positive Polity”

1842

They did not lead a happy married life on account of financial problems and he divorced his wife in 1842

1841

His apartment, where he lived from 1841 to 1857, has been preserved as the Maison d’Auguste Comte which is a private museum

1832

Starting 1832, he taught analysis and mechanics at the Ecole Polytechnique but he lost this job in 1842 due to a clash with administrators of the institute

1830

He published six volumes of “Course in Positive Philosophy” between 1830 and 1842

1829

On account of his poor health, this course was interrupted and he could resume this only in 1829

1826

This widely acknowledged philosopher was admitted to a mental health hospital in 1826, but left without being cured

1824

Owing to a dispute of the authorship of their writings, this partnership ended in 1824

1817

In 1817, he met Henri de Saint-Simon, a social theorist, and became his secretary and collaborator

1816

When the Ecole closed for reorganization in 1816, he pursued his study at the medical school at Montpellier

1814

He took admission at the Ecole Polytechnique in 1814

1916

By 1916, he became disillusioned about the consequence of a possible German defeat and the advantage it would give the conservative clerical party in France and became conscious of his Jewish heritage

1915

In 1915, his son Andre was killed while fighting on the Balkan front

1912

In 1912, he published ‘The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life’, which analyzed religion as a social phenomenon

1902

By 1902, he realized his ambition of attaining a prominent position in Paris by becoming the chair of education at the Sorbonne, towards which the Parisian faculty had shown reluctance fearing “sociological imperialism"His lectures were solely mandatory for the entire student body and had much influence over the new generation of teachers

1898

In 1898, he founded L'Année Sociologique, the first French social science journal which aimed to publish and publicize the works of a growing number of students and collaborators who developed his sociological program

1897

In 1897, he published ‘Suicide’, a case study offering a model of what the sociological monograph might look like

1892

In 1892, he published ‘The Division of Labour in Society’, his doctoral dissertation dealing with the nature of human society, its development and argued for moral and economic regulation to maintain peace and orderIn 1895, in ‘the Rules of the Sociological Method’ he declared that social sciences should also be based on a scientific method and founded the first European department of sociology at Bordeaux

1887

He was appointed with the official title, Chargé d'un Cours de Science Sociale et de Pédagogie at University of Bordeaux in 1887 to teach the university's first social science course

1885

In 1885 he left for Germany, studied sociology in Marburg, Berlin and Leipzig and by the following year completed the draft of his ‘The Division of Labor in Society’, his doctoral dissertation

1882

In 1882, Durkheim passed his aggregation, the competitive examination required for admission to the teaching staff of state secondary schools, or lycées, and soon began to teach philosophy

1879

He entered the École Normale Supérieure in 1879, at his third attempt and had as classmates brilliant people such as sociologist Jean Jaurès, philosopher Henri Bergson, historian Henri Berr and the psychologist Pierre JanetAt the Normale, he was guided by Numa Denis Fustel de Coulanges, a classicist with a social scientific outlook, and wrote his Latin dissertation on Montesquieu and read Auguste Comte and Herbert Spencer

1858

David Emile Durkheim was born on April 15, 1858, in Epinal, capital town of the department of Vosges, in Lorraine to Mélanie and Moïse, a rabbi of Epinal, and the Chief Rabbi of the Vosges and Haute-Marne