Modern Thinkers Principally Upon Social Science; What They Think, and Why

9780217788373: Modern Thinkers Principally Upon Social Science; What They Think, and Why
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1880. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... AUGUSTE COMTE. Founder Of The Positive Philosophy And Pontiff Of The Religion Of Humanity; His Classification Of The Sciences According To The Dependence Of Their Phenomena; His Doctrine Of Human ProGress Through The Theological And MetaphysIcal To The Positive Or Scientific State, And Its Relations To The Like Progress From The MiliTary THROUGH THE DEFENSIVE TO THE INDUSTRIAL State; Knowing Of No "objective Unity" Or Personal God, He Seeks To Attract Mankind To The Worship Of A "Subjective" Deity, Viz., "humanity;" He Would Lead Them From The WorShip Of An Anthropomorphic To That Of A PhiloSophic Conception, But Retain A "contemplative Class;" The Result Is Catholicism Minus Christianity, And Plus Science; Comte's Views Of The State, Wealth, Crime, Woman's Sphere, MarRiage, Etc.; His Marital Relations; His Insanity. Clotilde De Vaux, Eto. His Influence On ModErn Thought. Will The Worship Of Humanity Yet Prevail? Angnste Comte is distinguished, in the scientific world, for his original, logical, and profound analysis of the sciences; and, in the philosophic world, for that brilliant generalization whereby he attributes to every branch of knowledge, *. e., to each conception of phenomena, a theological or fictitious, a metaphysical or abstract, and a scientific or positive stage; which three stages of progress in the theoretic mode of accounting for phenomena sympathize, respectively: the theological stage with the epoch of military conquest, the metaphysical or critical stage with the epoch of revolution and of armed defense, and the positive stage with the industrial and commercial epoch of the race. He was one of the first among philosophers to assume and justify the ascendency of the passional, or as he styles it the affectional, nature over the intellect, an...

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