Auguste Comte (Key Sociologists) by Mike Gane

By Mike Gane

Auguste Comte is largely said because the founding father of the technological know-how of sociology and the 'Religion of Humanity'. during this interesting examine, the 1st significant reassessment of Comte’s sociology for a few years, Mike Gane attracts on contemporary scholarship and offers a brand new examining of this notable determine.

Comte’s contributions to the historical past and philosophy of technological know-how have decisively inspired confident methodologies. He coined the time period ‘sociology’ and gave it its first content material, and he's popular for having brought the sociology of gender and emotion into sociology. what's much less popular even though, is that Comte contributed to ethics, and certainly coined the be aware ‘altruism’. 

In this significant paintings Gane examines Comte's sociological imaginative and prescient and exhibits that, simply because he suggestion sociology may possibly and will be reflexive, encyclopaedic and utopian, he thought of subject matters similar to fetishism, polytheism, destiny, love, and the kin among sociology, technological know-how, theology and culture.

This interesting account of the start of sociology is an unprecedented introductory textual content on Comte. Gane’s paintings is an important learn for all sociologists and scholars of the discipline.

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