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Auguste Comte

Sociologist, Philosopher (19-Jan-1798 — 5-Sep-1857)


Toussaint Chiappini. Les idees politiques d'Auguste Comte. Paris, France: Jouve/University of Paris. 1913. 199pp.

André Cresson. Auguste Comte: Sa vie, son oeuvre, Avec un exposé de sa philosophie. Presses Universitaires de France. 1941. 157pp. Language: French.

Pierre Ducasse. Methode et Intuition Chez Auguste Comte. Paris, France: Librairie Felix Alcan. 1939. 620pp. Language: French.

Georges Dumas. Psychologie de Deux Messies Positivistes: Saint-Simon et Auguste Comte. Paris: Felix Alcan. 1905. 314pp. Language: French.

Henri Gouhier. La Vie d'Auguste Comte. Paris, France: Gallimard. 1931. 301pp.

Gillis J. Harp. Positivist Republic: Auguste Comte and the Reconstruction of American Liberalism, 1865-1920. Pennsylvania State University Press. 1995. 244pp.

David M. Hesse. George Eliot and Auguste Comte: The Influence of Comtean Philosophy on the Novels of George Eliot. Peter Lang. 1996.

Lucien Levy-Bruhl. La Philosophie d'Auguste Comte. Paris, France: Félix Alcan. 1900. 417pp. Language: French.

G. H. Lewes. Comte's Philosophy of the Sciences: Being an exposition of the principles of the Cours de Philosophie Positive of Auguste Comte. London: Henry G. Bohn. 1853. 351pp.

Frank E. Manuel. The Prophets of Paris: Turgot, Condorcet, Saint-Simon, Fourier, and Comte. Harper & Row. 1965. 349pp.

Francis Sydney Marvin. Comte: The Founder of Sociology. New York: John Wiley. 1937. 216pp.

R. Mauduit. Auguste Comte et la Science économique. P. F. Alcan. 1929. 292pp. Language: French.

John Stuart Mill. Auguste Comte and Positivism. London: Trübner. 1865. 200pp.

Mary Pickering. Auguste Comte: An Intellectual Biography. Cambridge University Press. 1993.

A. Robinet. Notice sur l'oeuvre et sur la vie d'Auguste Comte. Paris, France: Dunod. 1860. (2 vols.) 419pp. + 449pp.

Charles de Rouvre. Auguste Comte et le Catholicisme. Rieder. 1928. 264pp.

Jane M. Style. Auguste Comte: Thinker and Lover. London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co.. 1928. 206pp.

Andrew Wernick. Auguste Comte and the Religion of Humanity: The Post-Theistic Program of French Social Theory. Cambridge University Press. 2001.


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  4. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.335)

  7. European Authors 1000-1900 (pp.188-90)

  8. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.220)

  9. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.120)

  10. A Short Biographical Dictionary of Foreign Literature (p.54)

  11. Biographical Dictionary of Psychology (p.82)

  12. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.112)

  13. Legends in Their Own Time (p.53)

  14. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.101)

  15. Makers of 19th Century Culture: 1800-1914 (p.97)

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