Auguste Comte; an intellectual biography, Volume I.

By: [COMTE, Auguste] PICKERING, Mary.

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Series: Auguste Comte Intellectual Biography. 8vo. x, 776 pp. Index. Cloth, dust-jacket. Near fine. This is the first modern biography of Comte. "This book constitutes the first volume of a . . . [three]-volume intellectual biography of Auguste Comte, the founder of modern sociology and a philosophical movement called positivism. Volume One offers a reinterpretation of Comte's 'first career,' (1798-1842) when he completed the scientific foundation of his philosophy. It describes the interplay between Comte's ideas and the historical context of postrevolutionary France, his struggles with poverty and mental illness, and his volatile relationships with friends, family, and colleagues, including such famous contemporaries as Saint-Simon, the Saint-Simonians, Guizot, and John Stuart Mill. Pickering shows that the man who called for a new social philosophy based on the sciences was not only ill at ease in the most basic human relationships, but also profoundly questioned the ability of the purely scientific spirit to regenerate the political and social world." – Cambridge University Press. Volumes II & III were issued in 2009. ISBN: 052143405X

Title: Auguste Comte; an intellectual biography, Volume I.

Author Name: [COMTE, Auguste] PICKERING, Mary.

Categories: Science Biography,

Publisher: Cambridge:, University Press, (1993).: 1993

ISBN Number: 052143405X

ISBN Number 13: 9780521434058

lbs: 3.00 lbs

Seller ID: RH1410

Keywords: Science Biography