Auguste Comte Birth: January 19, 1978 Death: September 5, 1857

Timeline created by Graham Hall
  • The Classification of the Sciences and Philosophy of Science

    This classification looks at the 6 fundamental sciences and helps diversify them without losing their unity. This also gives us an order in which the way the sciences develop. Some also say this makes Auguste the Founder of the Philosophy of Science. (Bourdeau, Michel. “Auguste Comte.” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Stanford University, 8 May 2018, )plato.stanford.edu/entries/comte/.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_ekX6ikcp0
  • Positivism

    Positivism is a philosophical view that states that whatever exist can be verified by experiments. Everything that can't is non existent. You can see how this relates to us by looking at last weeks topic of falsifiability. Which most of the class agreed on, that is a good thing needed in science. So we can test our theories to see if they are right. So it closely relates to one of our key topics. (Philosophy. “Positivism.” Philosophy Terms, 25 Oct. 2018, philosophyterms.com/positivism/.)
  • Sociology

    Auguste Comte is the creator of sociology itself. Although different from todays sociology, Comte laid down the foundations for the modern eras version of it. Sociology is the study of human behavior. Closely related to philosophy, and they both let us observe the world and the groups in it. (Bourdeau, Michel. “Auguste Comte.” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Stanford University, 8 May 2018, plato.stanford.edu/entries/comte/.)
  • The Law of Three Stages

    Auguste Comte first created the Law of Three stages when he published a book called The Course in Positive Philosophy in 1882. He believes society and all the different types of science go through 3 stages. Theological, metaphysical, and finally the positive stage. He explains it as the best way to explain what positive philosophy is. (Bourdeau, Michel. “Auguste Comte.” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Stanford University, 8 May 2018, plato.stanford.edu/entries/comte/.)