Auguste Comte

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  • Born

    Auguste Comte was born in Montpellier, France.
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    Auguste Comte According to Stanford "Auguste Comte (1798–1857) is the founder of positivism, a philosophical and political movement which enjoyed a very wide diffusion in the second half of the nineteenth century." (2018, paragraph 1)
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    He was appointed as his secretary. In this short time he learned about politics and came into view of the public. This relationship paved the way and became the basis for much of his later work.
    He took 3 ideas into his future works from Saint-Simon according to Stanford in 2018
    1. The contrast between organic and critical periods in history, of which the Revolution had just provided an example.
    2. The idea of industrial society.
    3. The idea of spiritual power.
  • Founder of philosophy of science

    He was the first person to develop a philosophy. His course examines six sciences. Math, Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and sociology.
    Giving a breakdown for each science to grow by leaps and bounds by breaking it down into each subject.
  • System of Positive Polity

    Science or Politics?
    Regarded by Comte as his greatest work, written when he was 24 shows a bond between science and politics. He believes science gets involved after politics. Scientist are brought into play with a goal in mind to achieve.
    Stanford said “It is Plan for the Scientific Work Necessary to Reorganize Society, also called First System of Positive Polity.” (2018)
  • Died

    He died In Paris of stomach cancer in 1857
  • Legacy Carries On

    According Standford " The positivists, the followers of Comte, were equally active in England, the United States, and India" (2018)
    Brazil also owe their motto on theit flag to Comte ‘Ordem e Progresso’ (Order and Progress).