Though Émile Durkheim, Max Weber, and Georg Simmel are generally regarded as the “founders” of sociology as a discipline, sociological theory was actually rooted in nineteenth-century culture as intellectuals and scientists attempted to make sense... Read More | Share it now!
Olaf Simons: You have made a beautiful film on Positivism in Brazil.
"The Last Religion" (Documentary about Positivism in Brazil, 2015) from Hugo Pinto on Vimeo.
What gave you the idea to work on such a – shall I say strange –... Read More | Share it now!
Stephen LeDrew’s Book on the Evolution of Atheism has apparently asked the right questions – if I read Patrik Lindenfors’s considerations at Humanistbloggen correctly. (The Google Translate English version is actually quite readable).
What... Read More | Share it now!
Two documents with the power to anticipate the age of modern crowdfunding. The first is provided by Bernard Quaritch Ltd who are presently offering the original for the price of £200: A printed receipt with manuscript insertions dated Paris, 9... Read More | Share it now!
As William noted in his post, atheism could be considered a kind of belief for those atheists who do not simply lack a belief in God, but believe precisely that there is no God. It is one thing to say “There’s no evidence for God, I have no reason... Read More | Share it now!
This is not really a question
Let me first examine the question in its functionality. It is essentially a move “theists” (today a term atheist are keeping alive) might make to vex atheists over their particular problems with agnosticism. It is... Read More | Share it now!
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Auguste Comte’s Religion of Humanity was far more than the all-embracing philosophical proposal he outlined in the sixth chapter of his General View on Positivism in 1848 – the treatise he would publish again in his... Read More | Share it now!
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Sobre as orações de Comte – algumas observações introdutórias
O quadro esboçado por Henri Gouhier – exposto com fortes doses de ironia, a título de “crítica” – apresenta um painel intenso e bonito de alguns... Read More | Share it now!
The following passages are an excerpt from John Stuart Mill‘s Auguste Comte and Positivism, a book lenght appraisal of Comte’s philosophy including his theory of knowledge, his Religion of Humanity and his ideas of future societies. The... Read More | Share it now!
It all started with livejournal announcing a public lecture by Tatiana Kasatkina about Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s story The Landlady. According to the invitation this was one of Dostoevsky’s most intriguing stories – one in which he dived into... Read More | Share it now!
Все началось с того, что я увидел в livejournal анонс публичной лекции Татьяны Касаткиной о рассказе «Хозяйка» Ф. М. Достоевского. В... Read More | Share it now!
What puzzles me is the question how much of Mach’s positivism, or even Wittgenstein’s neo-positivism (if both allow me these categorisations) is actually inherent in Comte’s explicit positivism. I used to think: not much. Yet whenever... Read More | Share it now!
From the “introductory remarks” to Auguste Comte, A General View of Positivism , Bridges, J.H. (tr.) (London: Trubner and Co., 1865/ 2nd ed. 1880), pp. 1-5. Reissued by Cambridge University Press, 2009; ISBN 978-1-108-00064-2.
Positivism... Read More | Share it now!
The volume contains Comte’s first six lessons on sociology edited and freshly annotated by Michel Bourdeau, Laurent Clauzade, and Frédéric Dupin.
Political arguments showing the necessity and timeliness of the science of society
Survey of... Read More | Share it now!
Comte had an acute feeling for the way humanity is dependent on astronomical conditions – assume small changes in the elliptical orbit of Earth, in the inclination of Ecliptic, and life, at least life as we know it, would have been impossible.... Read More | Share it now!
Today’s date in the Positivist calendar, devised by Auguste Comte in 1849, is Caesar 24, 224. The fifth month of this 13 month calendar is devoted to Military Civilization, if that’s not an oxymoron, and is therefore stuffed with 28... Read More | Share it now!