Is Karl Marx the father of sociology?


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Karl Marx was highly influential in the founding of sociology and is regarded as the founder of the sociopolitical theory known as Marxism. His socialist work as a journalist got him exiled from the countries of Belgium and France.

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Is Karl Marx the father of sociology?
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Karl Marx was born on May 5, 1818, and died on March 14, 1883, from cancer. He was not well-known during his lifetime, but his ideology was highly influential in socialist movements that occurred after his death.

His most famous work was known as "The Communist Manifesto;" it was written in 1848 and is and considered one of the most influential political manuscripts in all of history. Other major publications from Marx include "Das Kapital" and "The German Ideology."

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