A General View of Positivism

Auguste COMTE (1798 - 1857), translated by John Henry BRIDGES (1832 - 1906)

Auguste Comte was from France and published this book in French in 1844. He made a very great impact on the sciences and claims to have “discovered the principal laws of Sociology." Comte says Reason has become habituated to revolt but that doesn’t mean it will always retain its revolutionary character. He discusses Science, the trade-unions, Proletariat workers, Communists, Capitalists, Republicans, the role of woman in society, the elevation of Social Feeling over Self-love, and the Catholic Church in this book. His goal is to replace theology with philosophy and develop the Religion of Humanity where Imagination is subordinate to Reason as Reason is to Feeling. Positivism can be summed up in this statements from his conclusion: “Love, then, is our principle; Order our basis; and Progress our end.” This is the 1908 edition of the book. - Summary by Craig Campbell

Genre(s): History , Philosophy, Science

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction and Introductory remarks LizMorey
00:19:42
Play 01 Chapter 1 The Intellectual Character Of Positivism Part 1 maurice
00:30:38
Play 02 Chapter 1 The Intellectual Character Of Positivism Part 2 maurice
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Play 03 Chapter 1 The Intellectual Character Of Positivism Part 3 maurice
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Play 04 Chapter 1 The Intellectual Character Of Positivism Part 4 maurice
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Play 05 Chapter 2 The Social Aspect Of Positivism, As Shown By Its Connexion With The General Revolutionary Movement Of Western Europe Part 1 Greg Oxnard
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Play 06 Chapter 2 The Social Aspect Of Positivism, As Shown By Its Connexion With The General Revolutionary Movement Of Western Europe Part 2 Greg Oxnard
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Play 07 Chapter 2 The Social Aspect Of Positivism, As Shown By Its Connexion With The General Revolutionary Movement Of Western Europe Part 3 Greg Oxnard
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Play 08 Chapter 2 The Social Aspect Of Positivism, As Shown By Its Connexion With The General Revolutionary Movement Of Western Europe Part 4 Greg Oxnard
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Play 09 Chapter 2 The Social Aspect Of Positivism, As Shown By Its Connexion With The General Revolutionary Movement Of Western Europe Part 5 Greg Oxnard
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Play 10 Chapter 3 The Action Of Positivism Upon The Working Classes Part 1 Greg Oxnard
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Play 11 Chapter 3 The Action Of Positivism Upon The Working Classes Part 2 Greg Oxnard
00:31:51
Play 12 Chapter 3 The Action Of Positivism Upon The Working Classes Part 3 Greg Oxnard
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Play 13 Chapter 3 The Action Of Positivism Upon The Working Classes Part 4 Greg Oxnard
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Play 14 Chapter 3 The Action Of Positivism Upon The Working Classes Part 5 Greg Oxnard
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Play 15 Chapter 3 The Action Of Positivism Upon The Working Classes Part 6 Craig Campbell
00:29:40
Play 16 Chapter 4 The Influence Of Positivism Upon Women Part 1 Craig Campbell
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Play 17 Chapter 4 The Influence Of Positivism Upon Women Part 2 Craig Campbell
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Play 18 Chapter 4 The Influence Of Positivism Upon Women Part 3 Craig Campbell
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Play 19 Chapter 4 The Influence Of Positivism Upon Women Part 4 Craig Campbell
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Play 20 Chapter 4 The Influence Of Positivism Upon Women Part 5 Craig Campbell
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Play 21 Chapter 4 The Influence Of Positivism Upon Women Part 6 Craig Campbell
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Play 22 Chapter 5 The Relation Of Positivism To Art Part 1 Gerald
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Play 23 Chapter 5 The Relation Of Positivism To Art Part 2 Gerald
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Play 24 Chapter 5 The Relation Of Positivism To Art Part 3 Gerald
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Play 25 Chapter 5 The Relation Of Positivism To Art Part 4 Gerald
00:31:54
Play 26 Chapter 6 Conclusion. The Religion Of Humanity Part 1 Craig Campbell
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Play 27 Chapter 6 Conclusion. The Religion Of Humanity Part 2 sgrace
00:23:31
Play 28 Chapter 6 Conclusion. The Religion Of Humanity Part 3 LizMorey
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Play 29 Chapter 6 Conclusion. The Religion Of Humanity Part 4
Regina Tippets
00:22:24
Play 30 Chapter 6 Conclusion. The Religion Of Humanity Part 5 Melvin Lee
00:24:37
Play 31 Chapter 6 Conclusion. The Religion Of Humanity Part 6 Craig Campbell
00:19:32
Play 32 Chapter 6 Conclusion. The Religion Of Humanity Part 7 Craig Campbell
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