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By Mary Pickering

This publication constitutes the 1st quantity of a projected two-volume highbrow biography of Auguste Comte, the founding father of smooth sociology and a philosophical circulate referred to as positivism. quantity One bargains a reinterpretation of Comte's "first career," (1798-1842) whilst he accomplished the medical starting place of his philosophy. It describes the interaction among Comte's rules and the ancient context of postrevolutionary France, his struggles with poverty and psychological affliction, and his unstable relationships with buddies, family members, and associates, together with such recognized contemporaries as Saint-Simon, the Saint-Simonians, Guizot, and John Stuart Mill. Pickering indicates that the fellow who known as for a brand new social philosophy according to the sciences used to be not just sick comfy within the most elementary human relationships, but additionally profoundly wondered the power of the merely medical spirit to regenerate the political and social global.

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