By Mary Pickering
This booklet constitutes the 1st quantity of a projected two-volume highbrow biography of Auguste Comte, the founding father of glossy sociology and a philosophical stream known as positivism. quantity One bargains a reinterpretation of Comte's "first career," (1798-1842) while he accomplished the medical beginning of his philosophy. It describes the interaction among Comte's rules and the ancient context of postrevolutionary France, his struggles with poverty and psychological affliction, and his unstable relationships with pals, relatives, and associates, together with such well-known contemporaries as Saint-Simon, the Saint-Simonians, Guizot, and John Stuart Mill. Pickering indicates that the guy who known as for a brand new social philosophy in line with the sciences was once not just sick comfortable within the most simple human relationships, but additionally profoundly wondered the power of the in simple terms medical spirit to regenerate the political and social international.
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56 In 1814, the same year Comte left for the Ecole Poly technique, Encontre sacrificed his interest in mathematics to take a post as professor of dogma at the Faculty of 53 54 55 56 Prost, Histoire de Venseignement, 50-3; Valat, "Auguste Comte," 54; Systeme, 1:12. Systeme, 1:8. Letter from Louis Comte to Comte-Rochambeau, July 12, 1813, in Ouy, "Jeunesse," 257. F. G u i z o t , Meditations sur Vetat actuel de la religion chretienne (Paris, 1 8 6 6 ) , 1 1 8 , 1 2 3 - 9 . S e e also Daniel Bourchenin, Daniel Encontre (Paris, 1877), 32, 36; Valat, "Notes biographiques sur Aug.
Comte," 432; Lonchampt, Precis, 2. Education 21 a hermetic and unreal atmosphere in which he felt too confined. Although his father rarely visited him, his sister and adoring mother came twice a week. 53 Reflecting on the bleakness of his early development, he later expressed deep regret that his "deadly scholastic imprisonment" had robbed him of his family's love at a crucial time in his life. He blamed it for having contributed to his sense of alienation from his family and to his late emotional development.
See also Robinet, Notice, 102; Comte to Valat, January 2, 1815, CG, 1:7. L'Officier superieur de la semaine, "Rapport a Monsieur le Gouverneur," June 1 9 , 1 8 2 5 ; Baron Greiner, "Ordre du j o u r , " J u n e 2 0 , 1 8 1 5 , Dossier A u g u s t e C o m t e , E P . Reproduced in Gouhier, Jeunesse, 1 : 2 7 2 - 3 . "89 His lectures to Comte about changing his conduct were in vain. Comte's insolent rejoinder to an administrator in November 1815 led to his condemnation to two weeks of prison. 91 After the first-year students appealed to his class for help, Comte decided to give Lefebure a lesson in manners.
Auguste Comte: Volume 1: An Intellectual Biography (Auguste Comte Intellectual Biography) by Mary Pickering