Auguste Comte: Theories & Contributions to Sociology


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In this major work, Auguste Comte argued that, like the physical world, society operated under its own set of laws:

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1. Auguste Comte's law of three stages about the development of society include:

2. Auguste Comte believed that the ____________ could be applied to the study of human behavior and society.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your understanding of Comte's contributions to sociology. You will be quizzed on the main aspects of Comte's work and theories.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you will be tested on the following elements of Comte's work:

  • Which work argues that society operates under its own set of laws
  • Comte's law of three stages of social evolution
  • Which method can be applied to the study of human behavior, according to Comte
  • Comte's theory of positivism

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Comte's contributions to sociology
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about sociology in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main concepts, such as positivism and the three stages of social evolution
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the life of Comte

Additional Learning

To learn more about Auguste Comte, review the corresponding lesson on Comte's Contributions to Sociology. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about Comte's personal life
  • Explore Comte's philosophical views
  • Discuss Comte's contributions to sociology