Auguste Comte

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Auguste Comte French philosopher remembered as the founder of positivism; he also established sociology as a systematic field of study
    • ***

Usage

In literature:

In the month of August he went to Franche-Comte, where he spent a month.
"What is Property?" by P. J. Proudhon
Auguste Comte suffered from myopia.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
The Positive Philosophy of Auguste Comte.
"Notes and Queries, Number 232, April 8, 1854" by Various
Of such attempts three are specially noteworthy, those of Francis Bacon, Auguste Comte and Herbert Spencer.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various
It was the Comte Auguste de Morny.
"An Englishman in Paris" by Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
One of my first efforts, after my return from Europe in 1851, was to acquaint myself with the "Philosophie Positive" of Auguste Comte.
"Reminiscences, 1819-1899" by Julia Ward Howe
MARC PIEERE DE VOYER DE PAULMY, comte d'Argenson (1696-1764), younger brother of the preceding, was born on the 16th of August 1696.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5" by Various
Auguste Comte (1798-1857), the founder of Positivism, belonged to a Catholic and Legitimist family.
"History of Modern Philosophy" by Alfred William Benn
A son was executor to Auguste Comte.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations" by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
This is illustrated in the degree to which he was influenced by the speculations of Auguste Comte.
"Through Nature to God" by John Fiske
A positive philosophy which Auguste Comte did not elaborate absorbs its highest thought, and dictates its largest measures.
"Modern Society" by Julia Ward Howe
Paris on the 3rd of August 1773, daughter of Augustin Francois, comte de Montaut-Navailles, who had been governor of Louis XVI.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 2" by Various
Before it is a monument to Auguste Comte.
"A Wanderer in Paris" by E. V. Lucas
SEEING this wise maxim in a paper by Auguste Comte, I asked my friend Wm.
"English Secularism" by George Jacob Holyoake
Did he ever hear of Auguste Comte, the great Frenchman?
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 7 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Discussions" by Robert G. Ingersoll
Auguste Comte endeavored to put humanity in the place of Jehovah, and no conceivable change can be more desirable than this.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 12 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Miscellany" by Robert G. Ingersoll
MARTINEAU (Harriet, English author, and translator of "The Positive Philosophy of Auguste Comte"), 1802-1876.
"The Last Words of Distinguished Men and Women" by Frederic Rowland Marvin
COMTE Auguste, Ephesians, 315.
"Expositor's Bible: Index" by S. G. Ayres
An impression prevails with many that Mr. Spencer belongs to the positive school of M. Auguste Comte.
"Illustrations of Universal Progress" by Herbert Spencer
The founder and chief of the positivist philosophy, Auguste Comte, died at Paris in 1858, in the 59th year of his age.
"The Catholic World. Volume II; Numbers 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12." by E. Rameur
***

In news:

In his heyday, Auguste Comte (1798–1857) captivated some of the brightest minds of the nineteenth century with his alternative to religion, which he called positivism.
***

In science:

The idea of applying physics methods to social phenomena goes back centuries ago, e.g. with the first (unsuccessful) attempt to establish mortality tables, involving astronomer Halley, the “sociology” of Auguste Comte who taught analysis and mechanics around 1840, or the 1869 book by Quetelet “Physique Sociale”.
A Biased Review of Sociophysics
***