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Sanjay Varma
Apr 10, 2016 Sanjay Varma marked it as abandoned  ·  review of another edition
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I really enjoyed the parts of this book that I read. These included Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and a few of the chapters on social studies.

Nowadays, when people talk about philosophy of science they seem to only mention that Kuhn book on scientific revolutions. But it's important to remember that there is a much longer program, starting with Francis Bacon's call for free exchange of scientific findings internationally through the creation of societies.

Comte defines the purpose, and the na
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Isidore Auguste Marie François Xavier Comte, better known as Auguste Comte, was a philosopher, founder of the discipline of sociology, and of the doctrine of positivism. He is sometimes regarded as the first philosopher of science in the modern sense of the term.

Strongly influenced by the utopian socialist Henri Saint-Simon, Comte developed the positive philosophy in an attempt to remedy the socia
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