In Comte’s original work on positivism, he attempted to outline a general perception of positivism, how it can be applied to society and how society would work should positivism be applied. J.H. Bridges’ translation, originally published in 1865, this version first published in 1908, manages to simplify and clarify Comte’s views of positivism and how it is related to the thoughts, feelings and actions of humankind as well as how positivism can be applied to philosophy, politics, industry, poetry, the family and the future. This title will be of interest to students of sociology and philosophy.
1. Intellectual Character of Positivism 2. The Social Aspect of Positivism 3. The Action of Positivism Upon the Working Classes 4. The Influence of Positivism Upon Women 5. The Relation of Positivism to Art 6. Conclusion: The Religion of Humanity
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