Auguste Comte
Isidore Auguste Marie François Xavier Comte (19 January 1798 – 5 September 1857), better known as Auguste Comte ([oɡyst kɔ̃t]), was a French philosopher. He was a founder of the discipline of sociolog...
Positivism
Positivism is the philosophy of science that information derived from logical and mathematical treatments and reports of sensory experience is the exclusive source of all authoritative knowledge, and ...
Law of three stages
The Law of Three Stages is an idea developed by Auguste Comte in his work The Course in Positive Philosophy. It states that society as a whole, and each particular science, develops through three ment...
Religion of humanity
Religion of Humanity (fr. Religion de l'Humanité) is a secular religion created by Auguste Comte, the founder of positivist philosophy. Adherents of this religion have built chapels of Humanity in Fra...
Warm-glow giving
Warm-glow giving is an economic phenomenon described by James Andreoni in 1989 that attempts to explain why people give to charity by proposing that people engage in impure altruism. Instead of being ...
Heroes
Heroes may refer to:
Reciprocal altruism
In evolutionary biology, reciprocal altruism is a behaviour whereby an organism acts in a manner that temporarily reduces its fitness while increasing another organism's fitness, with the expectation ...
Volunteering
Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity and is intended to promote goodness or improve human quality of life. In return, this activity can produce a feeling of self-worth and respe...
Richard Congreve
Richard Congreve (4 September 1818 – 5 July 1899) was an English philosopher, one of the leading figures in the specifically religious interpretation of Auguste Comte's form of positivism. In that cap...
The Course in Positive Philosophy
The Course in Positive Philosophy (Cours de Philosophie Positive) was a series of texts written by the French philosopher of science and founding sociologist, Auguste Comte, between 1830 and 1842. Wit...
Falling on a grenade
Falling on a grenade refers to the deliberate act of using one's body to cover a live time-fused hand grenade, absorbing the explosion and fragmentation in an effort to save the lives of others nearby...
Altruism (ethics)
Altruism (also called the ethic of altruism, moralistic altruism, and ethical altruism) is an ethical doctrine that holds that the moral value of an individual's actions depend solely on the impact on...
London Positivist Society
The London Positivist Society was a philosophical circle that met in London, England, between 1867 and 1974. In 1934 it merged with the English Positivist Committee. The Society's members occupied the...
Edward Spencer Beesly
Edward Spencer Beesly (/ˈbiːzli/; 1831–1915) was an English positivist and historian.
He was born on 23 January 1831 in Feckenham, Worcestershire, the eldest son of the Rev. James Beesly and his w...
Positivist calendar
The positivist calendar was a calendar reform proposal by Auguste Comte in 1849. Revising the earlier work of Marco Mastrofini, or an even earlier proposal by "Hirossa Ap-Iccim" (Rev. Hugh Jones), Com...
Sociological positivism
Positivism is the philosophy of science that information derived from logical and mathematical treatments and reports of sensory experience is the exclusive source of all authoritative knowledge, and ...
Frederic Harrison
Frederic Harrison (18 October 1831 – 14 January 1923) was a British jurist and historian.
Born at 17 Euston Square, London, he was the son of Frederick Harrison (1799-1881), a stockbroker an...
Social fact
In sociology, social facts are the values, cultural norms, and social structures which transcend the individual and are capable of exercising a social constraint. French sociologist Émile Durkheim def...
Church of Humanity
Church of Humanity was a positivist church in England influenced and inspired by Auguste Comte's religion of humanity in France. It also had a branch or variant in New York City. Richard Congreve o...
Empathy-altruism
Empathy-altruism is a form of altruism based on feelings for others.The social exchange theory states that altruism does not exist unless benefits outweigh the costs. C. Daniel Batson disagrees. He h...
Cândido Rondon
Cândido Mariano da Silva Rondon, or Marechal Rondon (5 May 1865 – 19 January 1958) was a Brazilian military officer who is most famous for his exploration of Mato Grosso and the Western Amazon Basin, ...
Philanthropy
Philanthropy (from Greek φιλανθρωπία) etymologically means "love of humanity" in the sense of caring, nourishing, developing and enhancing "what it is to be human" on both the benefactors' (by identif...
Competitive altruism
Competitive altruism is a possible mechanism for the persistence of cooperative behaviors, specifically those that are performed unconditionally. The theory of reciprocal altruism can be used to expla...
José Ingenieros
José Ingenieros (April 24, 1877 – October 31, 1925) was an Argentine physician, pharmaceutic, positivist philosopher and essayist. He was born Giuseppe Ingegneri in Palermo (Italy), a...
Self-denial
Self-denial (also called self-abnegation and self-sacrifice) refers to altruistic abstinence - the willingness to forgo personal pleasures or undergo personal trials in the pursuit of the increased go...
Raimundo Teixeira Mendes
Raimundo Teixeira Mendes (5 January 1855 – 1927) was a Brazilian philosopher and mathematician. He is credited with creating the national motto, "Order and Progress", as well as the national fl...
Benjamin Constant (Brazil)
Benjamin Constant Botelho de Magalhães (18 October 1836 – 22 January 1891) was a Brazilian military man and political thinker. Primarily a positivist, influenced heavily by Auguste Comte, he was the ...