The Cloisters, a division of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in Fort Tryon Park

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The Cloisters, a division of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in Fort Tryon Park, poses an interesting juxtaposition--a roughly hewn building of stone nestled in the midst of an open and organic natural space. This arrangement brings to mind the true cloisters of medieval times.

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Auguste ComteIsidore Auguste Marie Francois Xavier Comte known as Auguste Comte was born in Montpellier on January 19, 1798. Auguste Comte was a French philosopher , founder of discipline of sociology and doctrine of positivism. Comte was admitted to the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris. The cole Polytechnique was notable for its adherence to the French ideals of republicanism and progress. The cole closed in 1816 for reorganization, however, causing Comte to leave and continue his studies at the medical school at Montpellier.Auguste Comte was the person who brought forward sociology , he coined the term sociology. He is remembered for being the first to apply the scientific method to the social world. "Auguste Comte may be considered as first and foremost, sociologist of human and social unity" writes the French sociologist Raymond Aron. The thoughts of Comte continue in many ways to be important to contemporary sociology. First and foremost, Comte's positivism, the search for invariant laws governing the social and natural worlds, has influenced profoundly the ways in which sociologists have conducted sociological inquiry. Comte argued that sociologists, through theory, speculation, and empirical research, could create a realist science that would represent the way things actually are in the world. Furthermore, Comte argued that sociology could become a "social physics" i.e., a social science on a par with the most positivistic of sciences, physics. Comte believe

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