Linked bibliography for the SEP article "Auguste Comte" by Michel Bourdeau

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Primary Literature

A standard edition of Comte’s works does not yet exist and some of the most important ones (the second part of the Course of Positive Philosophy, the whole System of Positive Polity) have been unavailable for many years (in the case of the System, for more than fifty years), until recently. See the Other Internet Resources section below. The most complete edition, which is an anastatic reprint of previously published volumes (essentially 1830–1842 and 1851–1854), is:

A new edition has yet to appear. For the time being, only one volume has been issued:

On the other hand, English positivists (Harriet Martineau, Richard Congreve, John H. Bridges, Edward S. Bessly, Frederic Harrison) translated in the second half of the 19th century the most important works. So, after the original text, we give the reference to these English translations, even if they are not easily accessible.


Works of Mill

While reading Comte, it is useful to have continual reference to Mill, especially:

Secondary literature

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