Auguste Comte

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French philosopher remembered as the founder of positivism

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The sociological thought of Ibn Khaldun (1332-1406) was more than four centuries ahead of that of August Comte (1798-1857), the founder of contemporary Western sociology.
For instance, he pays much attention to Destutt de Tracy (1754-1836), a thinker who was largely unknown and unstudied during the 20th century, but who in the 19th century was widely influential, quoted as an authority by such major figures as Thomas Jefferson, August Comte and Karl Marx.
As for the author's treatment of Solov'ev, he omits a discussion of Solov'ev's lecture on August Comte as one of the loci of his teaching on Sophia.
With August Comte in the lead, all the important thinkers of the 19th century who have dealt with the issue of religion (such as Sigmund Freud, Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim and Max Weber) firmly believed that secularization would be an inevitable consequence of modernization.
The reason for my curiosity was this: The 19th-century French thinker August Comte (1798-1857), considered to be the founder of sociology, had argued that development of societies would parallel that of human thought, and thus after going through theological and metaphysical stages arrive at the scientific stage where religion would be replaced entirely by science.