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
Jean BaudrillardJean Baudrillard
27 July 1929
Sociologist

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

Vilfredo ParetoVilfredo Pareto
15 July 1848
Economist, Writer, Philosopher, Sociologist,

Charles FourierCharles Fourier
07 April 1772
Economist, Sociologist, Philosopher

Bruno LatourBruno Latour
22 June 1947
Philosopher, Anthropologist, Sociologist,
Jacques EllulJacques Ellul
06 January 1912
Theologian, Philosopher, Writer, Sociologist,

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,

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

Daniel DefertDaniel Defert
10 September 1937
Sociologist, University teacher

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

Marcel MaussMarcel Mauss
10 May 1872
Politician, Sociologist, Ethnologist,

Raymond AronRaymond Aron
14 March 1905
Journalist, Philosopher, Writer, Political
Alain SoralAlain Soral
02 October 1958
Journalist, Publisher, Sociologist, Screenwriter

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

Edgar MorinEdgar Morin
08 July 1921
Politician, Philosopher, Sociologist, Director of

Gabriel TardeGabriel Tarde
12 March 1843
Sociologist
Princess María Teresa of Bourbon-ParmaPrincess María Teresa of Bourbon-Parma
28 July 1933
Political Scientist

Loïc WacquantLoïc Wacquant
1960 AD
anthropologist, sociologist, university teacher
Maurice HalbwachsMaurice Halbwachs
11 March 1877
Sociologist, Psychologist, Philosopher, Professor,

Gilles KepelGilles Kepel
30 June 1955
Political scientist, Sociologist

Lucien Lévy-BruhlLucien Lévy-Bruhl
10 April 1857
Scholar
René DumontRené Dumont
13 March 1904
Engineer

Maurice HauriouMaurice Hauriou
17 August 1856
Jurist