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Comte

(Isidore) Auguste (Marie François) . 1798--1857, French mathematician and philosopher; the founder of positivism
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Stephen's vision of social evolution was initially Comtist in flavour, but he rapidly moved away from this restrictive framework only to get lost in the impossibility of the task (Bicknell 1962; Annan 1984).
It is no wonder, as Semmel points out, Eliot's Comtist friends--and particularly Frederick Harrison--were consistently perplexed by the ideological import of her later works.
For a while, under the influence of the primitive socialism of the Saint-Simonists and the Comtists, an article of faith seemed to prevail: like a large factory discreetly run by engineers, society had to be managed .