For many years, the autograph library has specialized in the sale of autograph letters and manuscripts. Autograph letter signed to m. The bottom, curator of the library of the sorbonne. [paris] Wednesday 9 aristotle 62. Year of revolution, according to his positivist calendar."I thank you for the kind approval you would like to give to the positivist calendar. Rare letter from the father of positivism sharing his enthusiasm for his forthcoming works and the launch of his positivist calendar. "Sir, thanking you for the advice you would like to give me, I hasten to send, for the library that you are running, the other two copies that I had offered of my speech on the whole of positivism. This speech is only the general preamble of a major four-volume book, which will be published successively under the title of a system of positive politics, or treatise of sociology, instituting the religion of humanity. When the first volume, which I have just completed, appears, I will be happy to offer it to such a well-presiding library. Thank you for your kind approval of the positivist timetable. Such a competent vote bodes well for the next success of this systematic introduction to the final religion. Disciple and private secretary of the Count of Saint-Simon from 1817 to 1824, Count discovers politics and social science. From 1822 he wrote his first works, where the major themes of his philosophy already appeared. In 1826, after a mental crisis during which he tried to commit suicide, he drew up the first synthesis of his thought in the. Published from 1830 to 1842. The second period, rich in theoretical productions, spanned from 1847 to 1857 and began with a great sentimental crisis which influenced the development of his thought in the last part of his life: love for a sick young woman met in 1844 and died in 1846, a clot of valour. Count therefore feels the need for a religion that guarantees social organization in order to rally the individual wills and substitute the reign of humanity for that of god.
Provoking the incomprehension of his disciples, he then created "the religion of humanity" - a new religion without a god - that devoted worship to great men, all past, future and present beings who freely helped to perfect the universal order, and whose high priest he proclaimed himself. In 1849 august Count created a positivist calendar (referred to in this letter) intended to accompany the positivist religion as an instrument.
" And replacing the Catholic saints of the traditional calendar with great figures of humanity. Founder of positivism, author of the famous law of the three states, Count is considered one of the forerunners of sociology, which, according to him, constitutes the summit of scientific research.We attach a 35-page booklet, the second edition (April 1850) of the positivist calendar, published by the Count at the scientific and industrial library of l. Consult our manuscripts the gallery autographs of centuries is specialized in the sale and expertise of autograph letters and manuscripts of the great personalities of past centuries.
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