Sociology PowerPoint Cops-It is better to have two cops then one. You can see more. You have someone to cover your back. August Comte-French philosopher-founder of sociology. And positivism. 1st philosopher of science. Developed positive philosophy in an attempt to remedy social malaise of French Rev-called for new social paradigm based on sciences. Impacted Karl Marx. Also created term altruism. Herbert Spencer-Spencer developed an all-embracing conception of evolution as the progressive development of the physical world, biological organisms, the human mind, and human culture and societies. He was "an enthusiastic exponent of evolution" and even "wrote about evolution before Darwin did."