Idea of Liberty
Just a thought.
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Kenneth R Gregg - 8/7/2005
You're certainly welcome, Wendy.
There has been a growing interest in Martineau in the past couple of years and am more than happy to reprint this essay. Martineau is one of the unrecognized founders of sociology. Her book on August Comte's sociology is well recognized as one of the founding works in the field, and Comte was so impressed with it that he reprinted it into french for his European followers! She made the 3 vol. work of Comte into a coherent whole, integrating many disparate ideas of his into one of the most popular works in sociology. Had she been able to provide for herself and her family in academia, perhaps sociology would be classical liberal rather than a pesthole of socialism!
Just a thought.
Wendy McElroy - 8/3/2005
Wonderful, Ken. Thanks so much for bringing this jewel into public view.
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