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Comte, Auguste

Syllabification: Comte, Auguste
Pronunciation: /kôNt
 
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Definition of Comte, Auguste in English:

( 1798–1857), French philosopher; one of the founders of sociology. His positivist philosophy attempted to define the laws of social evolution and to found a genuine social science that could be used for social reconstruction.

Derivatives

Comtism

1
Pronunciation: /ˈkôNˌtizəm/
noun
Example sentences
  • The morality of Comtism is inherited from Christianity, and without it would never have been.
  • When we look deeper the metaphysics, or philosophy, is that of Augustus Comte and later Thomas Huxley who developed a non-conformist version of Comtism to deliberately undermine Christian faith.
  • If Comtism had spread the world would have been converted, not by the Comtist philosophy, but by the Comtist calendar.

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