Who called sociology “Social Physics”?
A. Auguste Comte
C. Herbert Spencer
Social physics or sociophysics is a field of science which uses mathematical tools inspired by physics to understand the behaviour of human crowds. In modern commercial use, it can also refer to the analysis of social phenomena with big data. Wikipedia
The term “social physics” was originally coined in the early 1800s by the philosopher Auguste Comte, who hoped that a mechanistic science could help to unravel society’s complexities. In 1823 to 1825, the two, Comte and Saint-Simon, had a falling out. English sociologist Alan Swingewood claims that during this period (1803-1825), Saint-Simon coined the term “social physics”.
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