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Comte, Spencer, and the Science of Society

Frank Palmeri

in "State of Nature, Stages of Society": Enlightenment Conjectural History and Modern Social Discourse

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231175166
eISBN:
9780231541282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175166.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The Enlightenment conjectural historians Condorcet and Ferguson exerted a strong influence on the founders of sociology, Comte and Spencer. Comte acknowledges the influence of Condorcet, yet ... More


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