The Essential Comte (RLE Social Theory): Selected from 'Cours de philosophie positive' by Auguste Comte

1st Edition

Stanislav Andreski

Routledge
Published December 21, 2015
Reference - 256 Pages
ISBN 9781138989184 - CAT# Y210097
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

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Summary

Auguste Comte proclaimed himself the founder of sociology and, on the whole, this claim is accepted. His most important work is the six-volume Cours de Philosophie Positive of which this present book is a selective abridgement. Comte, as this selection shows, was a methodological visionary. He was an eminently successful terminological innovator and to him we owe not only 'sociology' and 'positivism' but also 'biology' and 'altruism'. Professor Andreski, in his lucid introduction, assesses Comte's place under six headings, as scientist, philosopher, sociological theorist, sociological historian, reformer and methodologist. But this selection from Comte's works will be most welcomed because it provides a modern English translation of the main body of his thought.

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