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By Mary Pickering

This quantity starts to discover the existence and works of Auguste Comte in the course of his so-called moment profession, the arguable interval that all started in 1842 and lasted till his demise. This quantity covers the years from 1842 to 1852, while Comte remodeled his optimistic philosophy right into a political and non secular move. It represents the 1st in-depth research of that circulation. targeting key books, akin to the Discours sur l'ensemble du positivisme, Mary Pickering connects Comte's highbrow improvement to the tumultuous historic context and to episodes in his own existence, particularly his well-known courting with Clotilde de Vaux. The booklet examines for the 1st time why employees, medical professionals, ladies, and well-known writers, equivalent to John Stuart Mill, George Henry Lewes, and Emile Littré, have been attracted to his thought.

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