Auguste Comte (Key Sociologists) by Mike Gane

By Mike Gane

Auguste Comte is greatly said because the founding father of the technology 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 studying of this extraordinary determine.

Comte’s contributions to the historical past 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 notwithstanding, is that Comte contributed to ethics, and certainly coined the be aware ‘altruism’. 

In this crucial paintings Gane examines Comte's sociological imaginative and prescient and indicates that, simply because he suggestion sociology may well and will be reflexive, encyclopaedic and utopian, he thought of subject matters equivalent to fetishism, polytheism, destiny, love, and the kin among sociology, technology, theology and culture.

This attention-grabbing account of the delivery of sociology is an unprecedented introductory textual content on Comte. Gane’s paintings is a necessary learn for all sociologists and scholars of the discipline.

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