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Comte

(Isidore) Auguste (Marie François) . 1798--1857, French mathematician and philosopher; the founder of positivism
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1945): <<Sociometry, Comtism and Marxism>>, Sociometry, vol.
Alternative religious movements, including Comtism and spiritualism as well as pantheism, materialism, and atheism, gained increasing numbers of converts as the century progressed.
These uncertainties are in marked contrast to Arnold's consistency in his revised account of Comte and Comtism, in which he steadfastly refuses to use the word "prophet": Jacobinism's "addiction to a prophet and a system" becomes its addiction to "an abstract system"; culture's opposition to "a prophet" becomes its opposition to "a system-maker"; and Jacobinism's wish that "its prophet .