Auguste Comte
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Philosophy of Science
Philosophy of Society
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Synopsis:
  • Positivism
  • Three stages of human development, corresponding to three stages of the human mind
  • Theological stage (events are explained by gods, kings rule)
  • Abstract stage (events are explained by philosophy, democracy rules)
  • Scientific ("positive") stage (there is no absolute explanation, but empirical science provides useful generalizations)
  • Sociology: Science of society
  • Society undergoes the same three stages as Science
  • Scientists will rule countries in the last stage

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