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Auguste Comte, Volume 1: An Intellectual Biography

Auguste Comte, Volume 1: An Intellectual Biography

by Mary Pickering


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521434058
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/28/2014
Series: Auguste Comte Intellectual Biography Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 790
Product dimensions: 6.26(w) x 8.03(h) x 1.61(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The early years; 2. The life and works of Saint-Simon up to 1817; 3. Comte's first works for Saint-Simon; 4. Comte's growing independence, 1819-21; 5. The fundamental opuscule and Comte's rupture with Saint-Simon; 6. The aftermath of the rupture; the search for connections; 7. Comte's efforts to establish himself; 8. Intellectual and mental crises; 9. The road to recovery, 1828-30; 10. Years of success and confrontation, 1830-8; 11. Comte's changing psyche and aberrant behavior, 1838-40; 12. The encounter between two luminaries: Comte and Mill; 13. 1842: a turning point; 14. Cours de philosophie positive: positivism and the natural sciences; 15. Cours de philosophie positive; sociology; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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