Short Biography: Isidore Auguste Marie François Xavier Comte
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Isidore Auguste Marie François Xavier Comte known as Auguste Comte was born on 19 January 1798. Auguste Comte was born in Montpellier, Hérault, to the parents Louis Comte a government tax official, and Rosalie Comte who were both faithful Roman Catholics and monarchist. Despite his parent’s strong views, Auguste rejected Roman Catholicism and monarchism at an early age.
Auguste Comte was very bright at a young age and went to the University of Montpellier. During his time there, Comte left the views of Catholicism and monarchism in favor of republicanism, which later had much influence to his work. Comte enrolled in École Polytechnique school in Paris at the age of 16. École Polytechnique was founded in 1794 as a school to train military engineers,…show more content… He was the first to believe that we need a specific science for human society. He is known to be the father of sociology. One of Comte’s biggest contributions is The Law of Three Stages. This consist of the Theological or Fictitious Stage, Metaphysical or Abstract Stage, and Positive Stage.
The first stage (theological) characterizes the world before 1300 A.D. Comte stated, “All theoretical conceptions whether general or special bear a super natural impress”. Before 1300 A.D. it was believed that a supernatural power was what guided and governed all men. The social and physical world was produced by God. Theological dogmas guided man’s thinking. It was said that this stage lacked logical or orderly thinking.
The second stage (metaphysical) was set around 1300 and 1800 A.D. This stage is said to be an improved form of the theological stage. It was believed that an “abstract power or force” guided and determine all the events of the world. Men stopped believing that a supernatural being controlled and guided all activities. Comte stated, “In the metaphysical state, which is only a modification of the first, the mind supposes instead of supernatural beings, abstract forces, veritable entities inherent in all beings and capable of producing all