Richard Congreve, Positivist Politics, the Victorian Press, and the British Empire

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Richard Congreve, Positivist Politics, the Victorian Press, and the British Empire

Richard Congreve, Positivist Politics, the Victorian Press, and the British Empire

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25c3368e-f249-386c-9671-767b1017cf51
pThis book is about the life and times of Richard Congreve. This polemicist was the first thinker to gain instant infamy for publishing cogent critiques of imperialism in Victorian Britain. As the foremost British acolyte of Auguste Comte, Congreve sought to employ the philosophers new science of sociology to dismantle the British Empire. With an aim to realise in its place Comtes global vision of utopian socialist republican city-states, the former Oxford don and ex-Anglican minister launched his Church of Humanity in 1859. Over the next forty years, Congreveengaged in some of the most pressing foreign and domestic controversies of his day, despite facing fierce personal attacks in the Victorian press. Congreve made overlooked contributions to the history of science, political economy, and secular ethics. In this book Matthew Wilson argues that Congreves polemics, in the name of Humanity, served as the devotional practices of his Positivist church./p
  • Categoría BISAC SCI034000
  • Formato Ebook
  • Idioma Inglés
  • Año 2021
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