Comte, Auguste (17951857)

Comte, Auguste, a French philosopher, born at Montpellier, the founder of Positivism (q.v.); enough to say here, it consisted of a new arrangement of the sciences into Abstract and Concrete, and a new law of historical evolution in science from a theological through a metaphysical to a positive stage, which last is the ultimate and crowning and alone legitimate method, that is, observation of phenomena and their sequence; Comte was first a disciple of St. Simon, but he quarrelled with him; commenced a “Cours de Philosophie Positive” of his own, in six vols.; but finding it defective on the moral side, he instituted a worship of humanity, and gave himself out as the chief priest of a new religion, a very different thing from Carlyle's hero-worship (17951857).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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Commune, The
Communism
Comne`nus
Como, Lake of
Comorin, Cape
Comoro Isles
Comparetti
Compiègne
Compton, Henry
Comrie
Comte, Auguste
Comus
Comyn, John
Comyn, John
Concepcion
Conception of our Lady
Conciergerie
Conclave
Concord
Concord
Concordat, The