Auguste Comte (Key Sociologists) by Mike Gane

By Mike Gane

Auguste Comte is commonly stated because the founding father of the technology of sociology and the 'Religion of Humanity'. during this attention-grabbing learn, the 1st significant reassessment of Comte’s sociology for a few years, Mike Gane attracts on contemporary scholarship and provides a brand new interpreting of this notable determine.


Comte’s contributions to the background and philosophy of technological know-how have decisively stimulated confident methodologies. He coined the time period ‘sociology’ and gave it its first content material, and he's well known for having brought the sociology of gender and emotion into sociology. what's much less renowned besides the fact that, is that Comte contributed to ethics, and certainly coined the notice ‘altruism’. 



In this significant paintings Gane examines Comte's sociological imaginative and prescient and indicates that, simply because he idea sociology may and may be reflexive, encyclopaedic and utopian, he thought of issues resembling fetishism, polytheism, destiny, love, and the family among sociology, technology, theology and culture.



This attention-grabbing 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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