''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


*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 {{social-science-book-stub