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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