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

Com′tist n.
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In addition to Wakeman, he examines a few minor figures of the second generation of American Comtists.
Nevertheless, if any of them advocated a strong and active centralized state governed by a class of social experts, or evinced a sympathy for the religious emotions, or spoke the language of social organicism, Harp suggests that they qualify, at least to some exent, as American Comtists.