Foreknowledge is power.
But now, I, August Comte, have discovered the truth. Therefore, there is no longer any need for freedom of thought or freedom of the press. I want to rule and to organize the whole country.
All good intellects have repeated, since Bacon's time, that there can be no real knowledge but which is based on observed facts.
The only real life is the collective life of the race; individual life has no existence except as an abstraction.
Every science consists in the coordination of facts; if the different observations were entirely isolated, there would be no science.
If we do not allow free thinking in chemistry or biology, why should we allow it in morals or politics?
Everything is relative; and only that is absolute.
Each department of knowledge passes through three stages. The theoretic stage; the theological stage and the metaphysical or abstract stage.
Know yourself to improve yourself.
Positivism is a theory of knowledge according to which the only kind of sound knowledge available to human kind is that if science grounded in observation.
Last Update: 1 February 2023
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