Mike Gane's Auguste Comte (Key Sociologists) PDF

By Mike Gane

Auguste Comte is extensively 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 offers a brand new studying of this outstanding determine.

Comte’s contributions to the historical past and philosophy of technological know-how have decisively prompted optimistic methodologies. He coined the time period ‘sociology’ and gave it its first content material, and he's popular for having brought the sociology of gender and emotion into sociology. what's much less popular in spite of the fact that, is that Comte contributed to ethics, and certainly coined the observe ‘altruism’. 

In this crucial paintings Gane examines Comte's sociological imaginative and prescient and exhibits that, simply because he idea sociology may possibly and may be reflexive, encyclopaedic and utopian, he thought of issues equivalent to fetishism, polytheism, destiny, love, and the kin 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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