Antedating of "Sociology"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Thu Jan 29 02:55:46 UTC 2004

sociology (OED 1843)

1842 _New York Review_ Jan. 152 (American Periodical Series)  Thus Comte
arrives at the five following great divisions of science: astronomy,
natural philosophy, chemistry, physiology, and sociology.

Fred Shapiro

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