Auguste Comte

Auguste Comte was a French philosopher and writer who is considered the father of sociology and positivism. He developed the theory of positivism, which states that the only authentic knowledge is scientific knowledge, and such knowledge can only come from positive affirmation of theories through strict scientific method.

Books

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  1. 1. The Course in Positive Philosophy

    "The Course in Positive Philosophy" is a philosophical work that introduces and elaborates on the concept of positivism, a belief system that emphasizes empirical science and factual knowledge. The author argues that society has passed through three stages: theological, metaphysical, and positive, with the positive stage being the most advanced and accurate. He asserts that all knowledge must come from observable phenomena and scientific inquiry, rejecting metaphysics and theology. The book is a cornerstone of modern sociology and philosophy, influencing many later thinkers.

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