The formation intellectual of Pareto if of the one at a moment of great bubbling social politics and in all the Europe. In Italy, in special, Pareto was witness of the end of the Risorgimento until the unification of the country. One formed in engineering mechanics and mathematics, and arrived to exert positions of commands and direction in a railroad, what it allowed it to travel sufficiently and to be in contact with other European cultures. With the time, it passed if to exclusively interest for the economy, sociology and politics, coming back its studies toward these areas. Without a doubt, the historical context in which was inserted, beyond its intellectual formation and the exerted activities of work, in had very contributed for the formularization of its ideas and theories. In sociology, Pareto contributed for the rise of this disciplines to the science statute.
Its refusal in attributing a utilitarian character to science, but before pointing with respect to its search for the truth independently of its utility makes, it to distinguish as object from sociology action not-logics differently of the object of the economy as being the logical actions. ' ' As very of its predecessors, Pareto started with the intention to make of the economy and sociology positive sciences in the model of physical sciences. But it made this with a difference. Great part of science physical previous contained as doctrines substantive those that you could approximately be summarized as scientific materialism and that they were considered not only as operational hypotheses or approaches, but necessary truths on the world concrete. They were truths of a so basic nature that no theory that did not accept them could have the hope of being scientific. …. That is, most of the initial methodology of science, especially of physical science, was positivista empirista radical' '. (PARSONS, 2010). Another excellent fact in the biography of Pareto is that constantly it was associated with the Italian fascism, beyond being known as conservative on account of its theory of circulation of the elites.