By Robert C. Scharff

This 1996 publication offers a close, systematic reconsideration of the overlooked nineteenth-century positivist Auguste Comte. except providing a correct account of what Comte truly wrote, the publication argues that Comte's positivism hasn't ever had better modern relevance than now. the purpose of the 1st a part of the publication is to rescue Comte from the influential misinterpretation of his paintings via John Stuart Mill. the second one half argues that this deep historically-minded problem with the culture of philosophy for present philosophical perform areas Comte within the similar camp as such recognized post-positivists as Richard Rorty, Charles Taylor, and Hilary Putnam. Professor Scharff concludes that, although he used to be the 1st positivist, Comte is usually the one positivist who keeps his relevance today.

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