What is sociology?
Who was Auguste Comte?
In 1826 Comte began a series of lectures on his “positivism” for an audience, but he suffered a nervous breakdown and was hospitalized. He was later recovered with the help of his wife, Caroline. They were married in 1842. He began teaching the course again in January 1829, marking the beginning of a second period in Comte's life that lasted 13 years. During this time he published the six volumes of the Course between 1830 and 1842. He died on cancer on September 5th, 1857.