Auguste Comte and the Religion of Humanity
The Post-theistic Program of French Social Theory
By (author) Andrew Wernick
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Auguste Comte and the Religion of Humanity by Andrew Wernick
Book DescriptionThis 2001 book offers an exciting reinterpretation of Auguste Comte, the founder of French sociology. Following the development of his philosophy of positivism, Comte later focused on the importance of the emotions in his philosophy resulting in the creation of a new religious system, the Religion of Humanity. Andrew Wernick provides the first in-depth critique of Comte's concept of religion and its place in his thinking on politics, sociology and philosophy of science. He places Comte's ideas in the context of post-1789 French political and intellectual history, and of modern philosophy, especially postmodernism. Wernick relates Comte to Marx and Nietzsche as seminal figures of modernity and examines key features of modern and postmodern French social theory, tracing the inherent flaws and disintegration of Comte's system. Wernick offers original and fascinating insights in this rich study which will attract a wide audience from sociologists and philosophers to cultural theorists and historians.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521023627
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Andrew Wernick
Auguste Comte and the Religion of Humanity, Hardback (April 2001)
This 2001 book is a critique of Comte's concept of religion and its place in his thinking on politics, sociology and philosophy of science.
Shadow of Spirit, Paperback (January 1993)» View all books by Andrew Wernick
A collection of internationally recognised scholars address the postmodern shake-up of theory, culture and politics, which has led to a new encounter between the humanities and the discourses of religion.
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Author Biography - Andrew Wernick
Andrew Wernick is Professor of Cultural Studies and Sociology at Trent University, Ontario, Canada. He is Director of the Center for the Study of Theory, Culture and Politics, and Director of the Graduate Program in Methodologies for the Study of Western History and Culture. His publications include Promotional Culture (1991), Shadow of Spirit: Religion and Postmodernism (with P Berry, 1993) and Images of Ageing (with M Featherstone, 1994).
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