An Intellectual Biography v. 1
By (author) Mary Pickering
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Auguste Comte by Mary Pickering
Book DescriptionThis book constitutes the first volume of a two-volume intellectual biography of Auguste Comte, the founder of modern sociology and a philosophical movement called positivism. Volume One offers a reinterpretation of Comte's 'first career' (1798-1842), when he completed the scientific foundation of his philosophy. It describes the interplay between Comte's ideas and the historical context of post-revolutionary France, his struggles with poverty and mental illness, and his volatile relationships with friends, family and colleagues, including such famous contemporaries as Saint-Simon, the Saint-Simonians, Guizot and John Stuart Mill. Pickering shows that the man who called for a new social philosophy based on the sciences was not only ill at ease in the most basic human relationships, but also profoundly questioned the ability of the purely scientific spirit to regenerate the political and social world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521025744
(228mm x 152mm x 40mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 20-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mary Pickering
Auguste Comte: Volume 3, Hardback (September 2009)
This volume explores the life and works of Auguste Comte from 1852 to 1857 and the impact of his positivist philosophy and Religion of Humanity.
Auguste Comte: Volume 2, Hardback (September 2009)
This volume explores the life and works of Auguste Comte from 1842 to 1852, when he transformed his philosophy into a religious and political movement.
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The first volume of a two-volume intellectual biography of Auguste Comte, the founder of modern sociology and positivism.
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