Auguste Comte: Volume 2 by Mary Pickering
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Auguste Comte: Volume 2
By Mary Pickering

Auguste Comte: Volume 2

An Intellectual Biography v. 2

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Auguste Comte: Volume 2 by Mary Pickering

Book Description

This volume begins to explore the life and works of Auguste Comte during his so-called second career, the controversial period that began in 1842 and lasted until his death. This volume covers the years from 1842 to 1852, when Comte transformed his positive philosophy into a political and religious movement. It represents the first in-depth study of that movement. Focusing on key books, such as the Discours sur l'ensemble du positivisme, Mary Pickering connects Comte's intellectual development to the tumultuous historical context and to episodes in his personal life, especially his famous relationship with Clotilde de Vaux. The book examines for the first time why workers, doctors, women, and famous writers, such as John Stuart Mill, George Henry Lewes, and Emile Littre, were drawn to his thought.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521513258
ISBN-10: 0521513251
Classification: Biography: historical, political & military , History of ideas , Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900
Format: Hardback (228mm x 152mm x 35mm)
Pages: 652
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Sep-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mary Pickering

Mary Pickering is Professor of History at San Jose State University. The author of Auguste Comte: An Intellectual Biography, Volumes I, II, and III, she has published in Journal of the History of Ideas, Journal of Women's History, Historical Reflections, Revue philosophique, and Revue international de philosophie.

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