Find out more about the greatest French Sociologists, including Emile Durkheim, Pierre Bourdieu, Jean Baudrillard, René Girard and Vilfredo Pareto.
Emile DurkheimEmile Durkheim
15 April 1858
Sociologist & Philosopher
Bruno LatourBruno Latour
22 June 1947
Philosopher, Anthropologist, Sociologist,

Jean BaudrillardJean Baudrillard
27 July 1929
Philosopher, photographer,Sociologist, Professor

Pierre BourdieuPierre Bourdieu
01 August 1930
Philosopher, Sociologist, Anthropologist,

Pierre-Joseph ProudhonPierre-Joseph Proudhon
15 January 1809
Economist, Sociologist, Politician, Journalist,

Vilfredo ParetoVilfredo Pareto
15 July 1848
Economist, Writer, Philosopher, Sociologist,
Charles FourierCharles Fourier
07 April 1772
Economist, Sociologist, Philosopher

Alain BadiouAlain Badiou
17 January 1937
Philosopher, Novelist, Playwright, Editor,

Henri LefebvreHenri Lefebvre
16 June 1901
Philosopher, Politician, Sociologist, University

Jean-François LyotardJean-François Lyotard
10 August 1924
Philosopher, Philologist, Writer, Linguist,
Jacques EllulJacques Ellul
06 January 1912
Theologian, Philosopher, Writer, Sociologist,

Arthur de GobineauArthur de Gobineau
14 July 1816
Racial theorist, Philosopher, Writer, Diplomat,
Gustave Le BonGustave Le Bon
07 May 1841
Physician, Anthropologist, Archaeologist,

Georges SorelGeorges Sorel
02 November 1847
Philosopher, Engineer, Sociologist, Writer, Trade

Marcel MaussMarcel Mauss
10 May 1872
Politician, Sociologist, Ethnologist,
Daniel DefertDaniel Defert
10 September 1937
Sociologist, University teacher

Raymond AronRaymond Aron
14 March 1905
Journalist, Philosopher, Writer, Political
Edgar MorinEdgar Morin
08 July 1921
Politician, Philosopher, Sociologist, Director of

Paul VirilioPaul Virilio
04 January 1932
Philosopher, Writer, Architect, Urban planner,

Alain SoralAlain Soral
02 October 1958
Journalist, Publisher, Sociologist, Screenwriter
Maurice HalbwachsMaurice Halbwachs
11 March 1877
Sociologist, Psychologist, Philosopher, Professor,

Gilles KepelGilles Kepel
30 June 1955
Political scientist, Sociologist
Loïc WacquantLoïc Wacquant
1960 AD
anthropologist, sociologist, university teacher