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Auguste Comte

(1798—1857) French philosopher


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(1798 –1857)

A French philosopher who, with Claude-Henri Saint-Simon, founded positivism as a philosophy of science, an ideology of progress, and a humanist religion. Comte also coined the term sociology ...

Subjects: Arts and Humanities — Social Sciences.


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