Auguste Comte (Key Sociologists) by Mike Gane PDF

By Mike Gane

Auguste Comte is commonly stated because the founding father of the technological know-how of sociology and the 'Religion of Humanity'. during this attention-grabbing examine, the 1st significant reassessment of Comte’s sociology for a few years, Mike Gane attracts on fresh scholarship and provides a brand new interpreting of this amazing determine.

Comte’s contributions to the background and philosophy of technology have decisively stimulated optimistic methodologies. He coined the time period ‘sociology’ and gave it its first content material, and he's well known for having brought the sociology of gender and emotion into sociology. what's much less popular besides the fact that, is that Comte contributed to ethics, and certainly coined the notice ‘altruism’. 

In this crucial paintings Gane examines Comte's sociological imaginative and prescient and indicates that, simply because he concept sociology may perhaps and may be reflexive, encyclopaedic and utopian, he thought of subject matters equivalent to fetishism, polytheism, destiny, love, and the relatives among sociology, technological know-how, theology and culture.

This interesting account of the start of sociology is an unprecedented introductory textual content on Comte. Gane’s paintings is an important learn for all sociologists and scholars of the discipline.

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