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Auguste Comte : an intellectual biography

Author: Mary Pickering
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1993-2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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These volumes are the 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 postrevolutionary France, his struggles with poverty and mental  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
biographie
Biographies
Named Person: Auguste Comte; Auguste Comte; Auguste Comte; Auguste Comte; Auguste Comte; Auguste Comte; Auguste Comte; Auguste Comte
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Pickering
ISBN: 052143405X 9780521434058 0521025745 9780521025744 9780521513258 0521513251 9780521119146 0521119146
OCLC Number: 27173345
Description: 3 volumes ; 24 cm
Contents: V. 1. Auguste Comte and Positivism, 1798-1842 --
v. 2. [Second career, 1842-1852] --
v. 3. [Second career, 1851-1857].
Responsibility: Mary Pickering.
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This volume explores the life and works of Auguste Comte from 1852 to 1857. Focusing on the Systeme de politique positive, Mary Pickering connects Comte's intellectual development to the history of  Read more...

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