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[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / G. Scientific Philosophy / 2. Positivism]

Full Idea

The positive philosophy represents the true final state of human intelligence.

Gist of Idea

Positivism is the final state of human intelligence


Auguste Comte (Intro to Positive Philosophy [1830], Ch.1)

Book Reference

Comte,Auguste: 'Introduction to Positive Philosophy', ed/tr. Ferré,Frederick [Hackett 1988], p.7

A Reaction

This is the sort of remark which made Comte notorious, and it looks a bit extravagant now, but the debate about his view is still ongoing. I am certainly sympathetic to his general drift.