Comtism

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Comtism Auguste Comte's positivistic philosophy that metaphysics and theology should be replaced by a hierarchy of sciences from mathematics at the base to sociology at the top
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Comtism Positivism; the positive philosophy. See Positivism.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Comtism The philosophical system founded by Auguste Comte; positivism. See positive philosophy, under positive.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Comtism komt′ism the philosophical system of August Comte, the founder of Positivism (1798-1857)
    • n Comtism and adj. Comt′ist
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Named after the French philosopher, Auguste Comte,

Usage

In literature:

To me it appears the only sensible part of Comtism.
"Heretics" by Gilbert K. Chesterton
But what has Comtism to do with the "New Philosophy," as the Archbishop, defines it in the following passage?
"Lectures and Essays" by Thomas Henry Huxley
But what has Comtism to do with the "New Philosophy," as the Archbishop defines it in the following passage?
"Lay Sermons, Addresses and Reviews" by Thomas Henry Huxley
Then he dabbled a little in Comtism; but very soon he threw aside that gigantic make-believe at believing.
"Sunrise" by William Black
Outside of Comtism, France has not produced many writers on philosophy, except philosophical historians.
"A Short History of French Literature" by George Saintsbury
These doctrines seem to me mere Comtism.
"Secret History of the English Occupation of Egypt" by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
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