Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Auguste Comte and Positivism” as Want to Read:
Auguste Comte and Positivism
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Auguste Comte and Positivism

3.61  ·  Rating Details  ·  28 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Positivism was developed by Auguste Comte (widely regarded as the first sociologist) in the middle of the 19th century. According to Auguste Comte, society undergoes three different phases in its quest for the truth: the theological, the metaphysical and the positive phases.
Paperback, 144 pages
Published September 19th 2008 by Serenity Publishers, LLC
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Auguste Comte and Positivism, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Auguste Comte and Positivism

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 138)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Greyson
Great insight into the high peaks and inevitable valleys that come when a great mind has the time to produce an immense and seminal body of work.
Ray
Jun 29, 2012 Ray rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book if you're into the origins of sociology. It begins with an overview of how man has explained the natural phenomena. It started with fetishism, then polytheism, monotheism, metaphysics and finally positivism which uses empirical data to prove the natural laws. Comte used the methodology of the physical sciences to establish laws for the social sciences. He was a proponent of a humanist religion in order to perfect society. Mill was a contemporary of his and agreed with some of his theo ...more
Onyango Makagutu
Mar 08, 2013 Onyango Makagutu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting read
Tânia Coelho
Tânia Coelho marked it as to-read
Feb 06, 2016
Alix John
Alix John marked it as to-read
Feb 05, 2016
Avery Elisabeth Grace
Avery Elisabeth Grace rated it it was ok
Jan 27, 2016
Bernardo Vailati
Bernardo Vailati marked it as to-read
Jan 21, 2016
William
William marked it as to-read
Dec 24, 2015
Emily Lucas
Emily Lucas marked it as to-read
Dec 12, 2015
Alex
Alex rated it it was amazing
Dec 07, 2015
Nabi
Nabi marked it as to-read
Nov 19, 2015
Nazihah Smile
Nazihah Smile marked it as to-read
Nov 17, 2015
Sofiana Boca
Sofiana Boca is currently reading it
Nov 06, 2015
Stephen Robertson
Stephen Robertson marked it as to-read
Nov 05, 2015
Jimbo
Jimbo added it
Nov 06, 2015
Magda
Magda added it
Oct 31, 2015
Sharon Elkouby
Sharon Elkouby marked it as to-read
Oct 30, 2015
Sinan Öner
Sinan Öner marked it as to-read
Oct 27, 2015
Ahdoo
Ahdoo added it
Oct 20, 2015
Beatriz
Beatriz marked it as to-read
Oct 19, 2015
Ojuko Olaniyi
Ojuko Olaniyi marked it as to-read
Oct 13, 2015
Milda Vaznelytė
Milda Vaznelytė marked it as to-read
Oct 05, 2015
Gerard
Gerard added it
Sep 29, 2015
Cherif Jazra
Cherif Jazra is currently reading it
Sep 28, 2015
Javier Orellana
Javier Orellana marked it as to-read
Sep 21, 2015
Ashley Mehra
Ashley Mehra marked it as to-read
Aug 07, 2015
Demmy
Demmy rated it liked it
Jul 23, 2015
Elanio
Elanio marked it as to-read
Jul 19, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 5 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
57651
John Stuart Mill, British philosopher, political economist, civil servant and Member of Parliament, was an influential liberal thinker of the 19th century. He was an exponent of utilitarianism, an ethical theory developed by Jeremy Bentham, although his conception of it was very different from Bentham's.
More about John Stuart Mill...

Share This Book



“Foresight of phenomenon and power over them depend on knowledge of their sequences, and not upon any notion we may have formed respecting their origin or inmost nature.” 4 likes
More quotes…