August Comte-The Father of Sociology

The father of sociologyAugust Comte (1798-1857) was a famous French philosopher. His established the fundamental philosophy of “positivism” which is majorly evolved from modern science in his famous book “Positive Philosophy”. It is also an attempt to remedy the social disorder caused by French Revolution. He is also the first philosopher of modern science.

He introduced the term “sociology” to the world. He described that society and individual are two element of this social world and both are dependent on each other. Some of his famous books are Positive Philosophy, Positive Polity, Catechism of positivism etc.

August Comte-Quotes

“The sacred formula of positivism: love as a principle, the order as a foundation, and progress as a goal.”- August Comte

“Religion is an illusion of childhood, outgrown under proper education.” – August Comte

“To understand a science it is necessary to know its history.” – August Comte

“Demography is destiny.” – August Comte

“Each department of knowledge passes through three stages. The theoretical stage; the theological stage and the metaphysical or abstract stage.” – August Comte

“Know yourself to improve yourself.” – August Comte

“Men are not allowed to think freely about chemistry and biology: why should they be allowed to think freely about political philosophy? ” – August Comte

“The only real life is the collective life of the race; individual life has no existence except as an abstraction.” – August Comte

“Ideas govern the world, or throw it into chaos.” – August Comte

“The dead govern the living.” – August Comte

“Indeed, every true science has for its object the determination of certain phenomena by means of others, in accordance with the relations which exist between them.” – August Comte

“Every science consists in the coordination of facts; if the different observations were entirely isolated, there would be no science.” – August Comte

“Each department of knowledge passes through three stages. The theoretic stage; the theological stage and the metaphysical or abstract stage.” – August Comte

“The word ‘right’ should be excluded from political language, as the word ’cause’ from the language of philosophy.” – August Comte

“All good intellects have repeated, since bacon’s time, that there can be no real knowledge but which is based on observed facts.” – August Comte

“Foreknowledge is power.” – August Comte

“In mathematics we find the primitive source of rationality; and to mathematics must the biologists resort for means to carry out their researches.” – August Comte

“But now, I have discovered the truth. Therefore, there is no longer any need for freedom of thought or freedom of the press. I want to rule and to organize the whole country.” – August Comte

“Induction for deduction, with a view to construction.” – August Comte

“Mathematical analysis is… The true rational basis of the whole system of our positive knowledge.” – August Comte

“Humanity is always made up of more dead than living.” – August Comte

“The law is this: that each of our leading conceptions-each branch of our knowledge-passes successively through three different theoretical conditions: the theological, or fictitious: the metaphysical, or abstract; and the scientific, or positive.” – August Comte

“If we do not allow free thinking in chemistry or biology, why should we allow it in morals or politics? “- August Comte

“Woman is the most moral element in all humanity.” – August Comte

“Everything is relative; and only that is absolute.” – August Comte

“Every science consists in the coordination of facts; if the different observations were entirely isolated, there would be no science.” – August Comte

“Each department of knowledge passes through three stages. The theoretic stage; the theological stage and the metaphysical or abstract stage.” – August Comte

“The only real life is the collective life of the race; individual life has no existence except as an abstraction.” – August Comte

“To reorganize society without god or king, by the systematic culture of humanity.” – August Comte

“Positivism is a theory of knowledge according to which the only kind of sound knowledge available to human kind is that if science grounded in observation.” – August Comte

August Comte-The Father of Sociology-quotes

“The sacred formula of positivism: love as a principle, the order as a foundation, and progress as a goal.” – August Comte

“Nothing is destroyed until it is replaced.” – August Comte

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