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 (kŏm′tĭz′əm, kôN′-)
The positivist philosophy of Auguste Comte.

Com′tist n.


positivism, def. 1.
See also: Philosophy
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Noun1.Comtism - Auguste Comte's positivistic philosophy that metaphysics and theology should be replaced by a hierarchy of sciences from mathematics at the base to sociology at the top
logical positivism, positivism - the form of empiricism that bases all knowledge on perceptual experience (not on intuition or revelation)
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His topics include the sociological law of retrospection: the law of revolutionary retrospection as a consequence of economic materialism, Comtism and Marxism: positivism and the monistic comprehension of history, what economic materialism is, a few main principles in the development of art, and the social dialectic in Vico's philosophy.
Brains and Numbers: Elitism, Comtism, and Democracy in Mid-Victorian England.
Kent, Christopher, Brains and Numbers: Elitism, Comtism, and Democracy in mid-Victorian England, Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1978.