Auguste Comte

[Revised entry by Michel Bourdeau on October 16, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Auguste Comte (1798 - 1857) is the founder of positivism, a philosophical and political
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[Revised entry by Michel Bourdeau on October 16, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Auguste Comte (1798 - 1857) is the founder of positivism, a philosophical and political movement which enjoyed a very wide diffusion in the second half of the nineteenth century. It sank into an almost complete oblivion during the twentieth, when it was eclipsed by neopositivism. However, Comte's decision to develop successively a...

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