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Richard Congreve (4 September 1818 – 5 July 1899) was an English philosopher, one of the leading figures in the specifically religious interpretation of Auguste Comte's form of positivism. In that capacity he founded the London Positivist Society in 1867 and the Comtist Church of Humanity in 1878. He also wrote political tracts.


Congreve published:

  • The Politics of Aristotle: with English Notes, London, 1855; 2nd edit. 1874.
  • The Roman Empire of the West: Four Lectures delivered at the Philosophical Institution, Edinburgh, London, 1855.
  • Gibraltar; or, the Foreign Policy of England, London, 1857, (a plea for the surrender of the Rock).
  • India, London, 1857 (a plea for the abandonment of the British Raj).
  • The Catechism of the Positive Religion. Translated from the French of Auguste Comte, London, 1858; 2nd edit. 1883; 3rd edit. 1891.
  • A Letter on the Strike, London, 1859
  • Italy and the Western Powers, and Elizabeth of England, London, 1862.
  • Mr. Broadhead and the Anonymous Press, London, 1867. On William Broadhead.
  • Essays, Political, Social, and Religious, London, 1874; 2nd ser. 1892.
  • Human Catholicism, London, 1876.Template:Sfn

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