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Between Positivism and Republicanism: Émile Littré and the Founding of the Third Republic

Sudhir Hazareesingh

in Intellectual Founders of the Republic

Published in print November 2001 | ISBN: 9780199247943
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599446 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199247943.003.0002
 Between Positivism and Republicanism: Émile Littré and the Founding of the Third Republic

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Explores the political thought of Littré, examining his conversion to Comte's positivism and his later attempt to effect a synthesis between Comtian positivism and republicanism; the chapter demonstrates the tensions and ambiguities in his republican ideology during the 1870s, at the time of the founding of the Third Republic.

Keywords: Auguste Comte; Emile Littré; positivism; republicanism

Chapter.  30487 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Political Theory

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