By Mary Pickering

This quantity keeps to discover the lifestyles and works of Auguste Comte in the course of his so-called moment profession. It covers the interval from the coup d'état of Louis Napoleon in past due 1851 to Comte's demise in 1857. in the course of those early years of the second one Empire, Comte turned more and more conservative and concerned to manage his disciples. This learn deals the 1st learn of the tensions inside his circulation. targeting his moment masterpiece, the Système de politique optimistic, and different vital books, equivalent to the Synthèse subjective, Mary Pickering not just sheds mild on Comte's highbrow improvement but in addition strains the dissemination of positivism and the faith of Humanity all through many elements of the world.

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