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A General View Of Positivism
''A General View of Positivism'' (''Discours sur l'ensemble du positivisme'') was an 1844 book by a French philosopher Auguste Comte, first published in English in 1865. A founding text in the development of positivism and the discipline of sociology, the work provides a revised and full account of the theory Comte presented earlier in his multi-part ''The Course in Positive Philosophy'' (1830–1842). Comte outlines the epistemological view of positivism, provides an account of the manner by which sociology should be performed, and describes his law of three stages. See also *Religion of humanity *Sociological positivism References

*Comte, A.; Bridges, J.H. (tr.), ''A General View of Positivism''; Trubner and Co., 1865 (reissued by Cambridge University Press, 2009; ) 1848 non-fiction books Philosophy books Sociology books Positivism Modern philosophical literature Auguste Comte History of sociology Philosophy of social science Works about philosophy of social sciences ...
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Auguste Comte
Isidore Marie Auguste François Xavier Comte (; 19 January 1798 – 5 September 1857) was a French philosopher French philosophy, here taken to mean philosophy in the French language, has been extremely diverse and has influenced Western philosophy as a whole for centuries, from the medieval scholasticism of Peter Abelard, through the founding of modern phil ... and writer who formulated the doctrine of positivism Positivism is a philosophical theory A philosophical theory or philosophical position''Dictionary of Theories'', Jennifer Bothamley is a view that attempts to explain or account for a particular problem in philosophy Philosophy (from .... He is often regarded as the first philosopher of science A philosopher is someone who practices philosophy Philosophy (from , ) is the study of general and fundamental questions, such as those about reason, Metaphysics, existence, Epistemology, knowledge, Ethics, values, Philosophy of mind, ... in the mod ...
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Positivism
Positivism is a philosophical theory A philosophical theory or philosophical position''Dictionary of Theories'', Jennifer Bothamley is a view that attempts to explain or account for a particular problem in philosophy Philosophy (from , ) is the study of general and fundament ... that holds that all genuine knowledge is either positive— ''a posteriori'' and exclusively derived from experience Experience refers to conscious , an English Paracelsian physician Consciousness, at its simplest, is " sentience or awareness of internal and external existence". Despite millennia of analyses, definitions, explanations and debates by philosoph ... of natural phenomena Nature, in the broadest sense, is the natural, physical, material world or universe The universe ( la, universus) is all of space and time and their contents, including planets, stars, galaxies, and all other forms of matter and ... and their properties and relations—or true by definitio ...
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Positivism
Positivism is a philosophical theory A philosophical theory or philosophical position''Dictionary of Theories'', Jennifer Bothamley is a view that attempts to explain or account for a particular problem in philosophy Philosophy (from , ) is the study of general and fundament ... that holds that all genuine knowledge is either positive— ''a posteriori'' and exclusively derived from experience Experience refers to conscious , an English Paracelsian physician Consciousness, at its simplest, is " sentience or awareness of internal and external existence". Despite millennia of analyses, definitions, explanations and debates by philosoph ... of natural phenomena Nature, in the broadest sense, is the natural, physical, material world or universe The universe ( la, universus) is all of space and time and their contents, including planets, stars, galaxies, and all other forms of matter and ... and their properties and relations—or true by definitio ...
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Sociology
Sociology is a social science Social science is the branch The branches and leaves of a tree. A branch ( or , ) or tree branch (sometimes referred to in botany Botany, also called , plant biology or phytology, is the science of plant life and a branch of biol ... that focuses on society, human social behaviour Social behavior is behavior Behavior (American English) or behaviour (British English; American and British English spelling differences#-our, -or, see spelling differences) is the Action (philosophy), actions and mannerisms made by individ ..., patterns of social relationships Social organisms, including humans, live collectively in interacting populations. This interaction is considered social whether they are aware of it or not, and whether the exchange is voluntary/involuntary. Etymology The word "Social" derives fr ..., social interaction In social science Social science is the Branches of science, branch of science devoted t ...
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The Course In Positive Philosophy
The ''Course of Positive Philosophy'' (''Cours de Philosophie Positive'') was a series of texts written by the French Philosophy of science, philosopher of science and founding sociologist, Auguste Comte, between 1830 and 1842. Within the work he unveiled the epistemological perspective of positivism. The works were translated into English by Harriet Martineau and condensed to form ''The Positive Philosophy of Auguste Comte'' (1853). Content The first three volumes of the ''Course'' dealt chiefly with the physical sciences already in existence (mathematics, astronomy, physics, chemistry, biology), whereas the latter two emphasised the inevitable coming of social science. It is in observing the circular dependence of theory and observation in science, and classifying the sciences in this way, that Comte may be regarded as the first philosopher of science in the modern sense of the term.Bourdeau, Michel"Auguste Comte" ''The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy'' (Summer 2011 Edition) F ...
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Law Of Three Stages
The law of three stages is an idea developed by Auguste Comte Isidore Marie Auguste François Xavier Comte (; 19 January 1798 – 5 September 1857) was a French philosophy, French philosopher and writer who formulated the doctrine of positivism. He is often regarded as the first Philosophy of science, phil ... in his work ''The Course in Positive Philosophy The ''Course of Positive Philosophy'' (''Cours de Philosophie Positive'') was a series of texts written by the French philosopher of science and founding sociologist, Auguste Comte Isidore Marie Auguste François Xavier Comte (; 19 January 179 ...''. It states that society A society is a group A group is a number A number is a mathematical object used to counting, count, measurement, measure, and nominal number, label. The original examples are the natural numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, and so forth. Numbers can be ... as a whole, and each particular science, develops through three mentally conceived stages: (1) the ...
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Religion Of Humanity
Religion of Humanity (from French ''Religion de l'Humanité'' or ''w:fr:église positiviste, église positiviste'') is a secular religion created by Auguste Comte (1798–1857), the founder of Positivism, positivist philosophy. Adherents of this religion have built chapels of Humanity in France and Brazil. In the United States and Europe, Comte's ideas influenced others, and contributed to the emergence of ethical movement, ethical societies and "ethical churches", which led to the development of Ethical culture, religious humanism, congregational humanist, and secular humanism, secular humanist organisations. Origins Comte developed the Religion of Humanity for positivist societies in order to fulfill the cohesive function once held by traditional worship. The religion was developed after Comte's passionate platonic relationship with Clotilde de Vaux, whom he idealised after her death. He became convinced that feminine values embodied the triumph of sentiment and morality. In a ...
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Sociological Positivism
Positivism is a philosophical theory A philosophical theory or philosophical position''Dictionary of Theories'', Jennifer Bothamley is a view that attempts to explain or account for a particular problem in philosophy Philosophy (from , ) is the study of general and fundament ... that holds that all genuine knowledge is either positive— ''a posteriori'' and exclusively derived from experience Experience refers to conscious , an English Paracelsian Paracelsianism (also Paracelsism; German: ') was an early modern History of medicine, medical movement based on the theories and therapies of Paracelsus. It developed in the second half ... of natural phenomena Nature, in the broadest sense, is the natural, physical, material world or universe The universe ( la, universus) is all of space and time and their contents, including planets, stars, galaxies, and all other forms of matter and ... and their properties and relations—or true by definitio ...
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1848 Non-fiction Books
It is historically famous for the Revolutions of 1848, wave of revolutions, a series of widespread struggles for more classical liberalism, liberal governments, which broke out from Brazil to Hungary; although most failed in their immediate aims, they significantly altered the political and philosophical landscape and had major ramifications throughout the rest of the century. Maerz1848 berlin.jpg, Cheering German revolutions of 1848–49, revolutionaries in Berlin, on March 19, 1848, with the new flag of Germany Lar9 philippo 001z.jpg, French Revolution of 1848: Republican riots forced King Louis-Philippe to abdicate Zeitgenössige Lithografie der Nationalversammlung in der Paulskirche.jpg, Frankfurt Parliament, German National Assembly's meeting in St. Paul's Church Pákozdi csata.jpg, Battle of Pákozd in the Hungarian Revolution of 1848 Events January–March * January 3 – Joseph Jenkins Roberts is sworn in, as the first President of Liberia, president of the in ...
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Philosophy Books
Philosophy (from , ) is the study of general and fundamental questions, such as those about Metaphysics, existence, reason, Epistemology, knowledge, Ethics, values, Philosophy of mind, mind, and Philosophy of language, language. Such questions are often posed as problems to be studied or resolved. Some sources claim the term was coined by Pythagoras (c. 570 – c. 495 BCE); others dispute this story, arguing that Pythagoreans merely claimed use of a preexisting term. Philosophical methodology, Philosophical methods include Socratic questioning, questioning, Socratic method, critical discussion, dialectic, rational argument, and systematic presentation.Quinton, Anthony. 1995. "The Ethics of Philosophical Practice." P. 666 in ''The Oxford Companion to Philosophy'', edited by Ted Honderich, T. Honderich. New York: Oxford University Press. . "Philosophy is rationally critical thinking, of a more or less systematic kind about the general nature of the world (metaphysics or theory ...
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Sociology Books
This bibliography of Sociology is a list of works, organized by subdiscipline, on the subject of sociology. Some of the works are selected from general anthologies of sociology, while other works are selected because they are notable enough to be mentioned in a general history of sociology or one of its subdisciplines.See Michie, Jonathan, ed. 2001. ''Reader's Guide to the Social Sciences''. Sociology studies society using various methods of empirical investigation to understand human social relation, social activity, from the microsociology, micro level of individual agency (sociology), agency and interaction to the macrosociology, macro level of systems and social structure. Foundations *Auguste Comte, Comte, Auguste. 1865. [''A General View of Positivism'']. *Karl Marx, Marx, Karl. 1867. [''Das Kapital, Capital: A Critique of Political Economy'']. *Marx, Karl, and Friedrich Engels, Friederich Engels. 1846. [''The German Ideology''.] *Max Weber, Weber, Max. 1904. [''The ...
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Modern Philosophical Literature
Modern may refer to: History *Modern history ** Early Modern period ** Modern age, Late Modern period *** 18th century *** 19th century *** 20th century ** Contemporary history * Moderns, a faction of Freemasonry that existed in the 18th century Philosophy and sociology * Modernity, a loosely defined concept delineating a number of societal, economic and ideological features that contrast with "pre-modern" times or societies ** Late modernity Art * Modernism ** Modernist poetry * Modern art, a form of art * Modern dance, a dance form developed in the early 20th century * Modern architecture, a broad movement and period in architectural history * Modern music (other) Geography *Modra, a Slovak city, referred to in the German language as "Modern" Typography * Modern (typeface), a raster font packaged with Windows XP * Another name for the typeface classification known as Didone (typography) * Modern, a generic font family name for monospaced font, fixed-pitch serif and s ...
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