Major Works
Auguste Comte

The Positive Philosophy of Auguste Comte
by Auguste Comte and Harriet Martineau

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This is a free translation and abridgement of Comte's greatest and monumental work, "Cours de Philosophie Positive (1830-42). It is some considerable achievement that Comte recommended this version of Harriet Martineau's above his own original. It is a work that inaugurates the history of science and the new science of sociology. Comte's philosophy emerged from his study of the progress of the European mind, based on mathematics, astronomy, physics, chemistry and biology. Besides France his work was particularly influential in England through John Stuart Mill's great interest.

These volumes are not a close translation of Auguste Comte's original work. It is a very free translation. It is more a condensation than an abridgment. The object was to convey the meaning of the original in the cleverest way possible; and to this all other considerations were made to yield. Whichever way we look over the whole field of science, we see the truths and ideas presented by Comte cropping out from the surface, and recognized as the foundation of all that is systematic in our knowledge.

The Catechism of Positive Religion

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1891. Comte, a French philosopher, was the founder of Positivism. Positivism is a philosophical system of thought maintaining that the goal of knowledge is simply to describe the phenomena experienced, not to question whether it exists or not. Comte sought to apply the methods of observation and experimentation, as was beginning to be used in the hard sciences, to a field that we now know as sociology. This is one of his later works. Contents: Explanation of the Worship; Explanation of the Doctrine;

Comte: Early Political Writings
by Auguste Comte, and H.S. Jones (Editor), and Raymond Geuss (Editor)

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A new edition of Augustine's influential philosophical and theological treatise.

Appeal to Conservatives
by Auguste Comte, Translated by T C Donkin

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The character and object of this work may be indicated by an examination of the general history of the term Conservative, which it incorporates with the most advanced policy. This name, the property of the provisional party which must prevail until the final translation is fully entered upon, has, during the half century of its political existence, naturally followed a course conformable to the development of the situation in which it arose.


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