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By Mary Pickering

This booklet constitutes the 1st quantity of a projected two-volume highbrow biography of Auguste Comte, the founding father of glossy sociology and a philosophical stream known as positivism. quantity One deals a reinterpretation of Comte's "first career," (1798-1842) while he accomplished the clinical starting place of his philosophy. It describes the interaction among Comte's principles and the historic context of postrevolutionary France, his struggles with poverty and psychological disease, and his unstable relationships with associates, relatives, and associates, together with such well-known 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 in response to the sciences used to be not just sick relaxed within the most simple human relationships, but additionally profoundly wondered the power of the in basic terms medical spirit to regenerate the political and social global.

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By Mary Pickering

This booklet constitutes the 1st quantity of a projected two-volume highbrow biography of Auguste Comte, the founding father of glossy sociology and a philosophical stream known as positivism. quantity One deals a reinterpretation of Comte's "first career," (1798-1842) while he accomplished the clinical starting place of his philosophy. It describes the interaction among Comte's principles and the historic context of postrevolutionary France, his struggles with poverty and psychological disease, and his unstable relationships with associates, relatives, and associates, together with such well-known 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 in response to the sciences used to be not just sick relaxed within the most simple human relationships, but additionally profoundly wondered the power of the in basic terms medical spirit to regenerate the political and social global.

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He did not blossom at the time. "39 EDUCATION Comte's difficulties with his family, especially his sense that he was an outsider, derived to a certain extent from his education. 40 In a way, Comte became a victim of the political vicissitudes plaguing the nation. 37 38 39 40 Thomas Henry Huxley, "The Scientific Aspects of Positivism," chap, in Lay Sermons, Addresses and Reviews (New York, 1871), 153. P. Valat, "Auguste Comte," Revue bordelaise 3 (March 16, 1881): 54. Comte to Clotilde de Vaux, June 6, 1845, CG, 3:36.

Comte (1) " 354Littre, Auguste Comte, 7 . 50 Valat, " A u g u s t e C o m t e , " 5 5 . G e r b o d , La Vie quotidienne, 2 2 6 ; L o n c h a m p t , Precis, 2 . Cours, 2:466; Jean Poirier, "Lyceens imperiaux (1814-1815)," La Revue de Paris 3 (1921): 400-1; idem, "Lyceens d'il y a cent ans: 1814-1815," Revue intemationale de Venseignement 6j (1914): 175-88; Valat, "Notes biographiques sur Aug. Comte," 432; Lonchampt, Precis, 2. Education 21 a hermetic and unreal atmosphere in which he felt too confined.

Many students were required to enter the artillery, and about twenty were wounded defending Paris several months before Comte's arrival. The school thus reinforced the 62 63 64 65 Comte to Clotilde de Vaux, November 24, 1845, CG, 3:206; Comte to Alix Comte, June 10, 1848, CG, 4:154; Comte to Ernestine de Montfort, August 3, 1848, CG, 4:172. See also letter from Ernestine Ferdinand de Montfort to Comte, October 14, 1848, "Materiaux pour servir a la biographic d'Auguste Comte," ed. , 1 (January 1, 1909): 31.

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