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1 Auguste Comte Father of Positive Philosophy

2 Positive

3 Photo by 55Laney69 (cc 2.0)

4 Positive is not always Positive Photo by Wheeler Cowperthwaite (cc 2.0)

5 The ONLY valid knowledge is knowledge gained through the scientific method. Positivism

6 1. THEOLOGICAL (Fictitious) 2. METAPHYSICAL (Abstract) 3. POSITIVE (Scientific) 3 Stages

7 TheologicalTheological

8 Religion without Science

9 Fetishism Photo by Jean-Pierre DalbéraJean-Pierre Dalbéra FetishismPolytheismMonotheism

10 Metaphysical An abstract Power guides events in the world.

11 Metaphysical Universal laws based on ABSTRACT principles

12 Scientific Religion

13 On the Reasonableness of Christianity (1695)

14 ATHEISM Locke advocated religious toleration with one dangerous exception.

15 Positive Observation Experimentation

16 Science Independent of Religion

17 NOT Mutually Exclusive Different stages can exist within the same society...

18 NOT Mutually Exclusive And even within the same mind.

19 1. THEOLOGICAL (Fictitious) 2. METAPHYSICAL (Abstract) 3. POSITIVE (Scientific) 3 Stages

20 SociologistandHumanist

21 RANKING the Sciences Mathematics Astronomy Physics Chemistry Biology Sociology From the most ancient to the most modern Increasing Complexity

22 Superiority of Social Sciences Mathematics Astronomy Physics Chemistry Biology Sociology

23 The Religion of Humanity Comte proposed a new secular religion as a positivist alternative to supernatural religion. Photo Credit: Tetraktys (Wikipedia – cc 3.0)

24 The morality of an action is determined by how it affects OTHER human beings. Altruism

25 "vivre pour autrui" ("live for others")

26 for Modernist Philosophy Comte laid the Foundation

27 Check out the e-lecture on

28 LEARNING. DELIVERED.


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