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  • 1. August Comte Contribution to sociology can be divided into four categories Positive philosophy
  • 2. Religion of Humanity. Classification and ordering of social sciences. The nature, method and scope of sociology. The law of three stages. Quotes.
  • 3. History 1857 Paris.
  • 4. Why focus on Sociology, what is science Is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe
  • 5. Sociology studies society in a scientific way. Before the emergence of sociology, there was no systematic and scientific attempt to study human society with all its complexities. Sociology has made it possible to study society in a scientific manner.
  • 6. Comte’s Formulation oF soCiologiCal Methods
  • 7. Formula
  • 8. Positive Philosophy It states that society as a whole, and each particular science develops through three mentally conceived stages.
  • 9. Law of three stages
  • 10. Continue… (Law of three stages ) The study of the nature of God and religious belief.) The theological stage is dominated by a search for the essential nature of things, and people come to believe that all phenomena are created and influenced by gods and supernatural forces. Monotheism is the ultimate belief of the theological stage.
  • 11. Monotheism Polytheism animism
  • 12. .
  • 13. Positivism Positivism is a philosophy of science based on the view that information derived from logical and mathematical treatments and reports of sensory experience is the exclusive source of all authoritative knowledge .
  • 14. Antipositivism
  • 15. Religion of Humanity. ”the state of complete harmony peculiar to human life” 1) doctrine 2) Worship 3) Moral rule
  • 16. Classification and ordering of social sciences.
  • 17. The nature, method and scope of sociology. The Comparative Method : Historical Method : The Case Study Method
  • 19. http://www.vkmaheshwari.com/WP/?p=694 http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/comte/#SocDouSta I Am Indian And My Religion Is Humanity - Shahrukh Khan