[Marxism] What is wrong with positivism?

Michael Perelman michael at ecst.csuchico.edu
Fri Aug 3 10:39:07 MDT 2007

Mark, could you elaborate on that connection between Comte and Fourier?


On Fri, Aug 03, 2007 at 12:34:04PM -0400, Mark Lause wrote:
> Comte's idea grew largely from Fourier's concept of passional attraction or
> an innate mutualism that created natural human communities, as opposed to
> what the market did.  He wanted to establish a religion of science and a
> science of religion...what he called a "Church of Humanity."  The notion
> that social development, like science would be predictive and that, like
> religion, it would redefine all morality in its image.

Michael Perelman
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California State University
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