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Cited in Russell, 1974: 589) The Scottish philosopher David Hume (1711-76) further developed Locke's view. He focused specifically on sensation, advocating that research drawing directly upon experience through the senses was the means by which we acquire knowledge of the world. Empiricism became the building block of science in the nineteenth century. Science triumphed over philosophy as the means for gaining knowledge about the world. As viewed by the French philosopher Auguste Comte (1798-1857), science referred to the natural sciences such as biology, chemistry and physics.
Then the Elephant's Child sat back on his little haunches, and pulled, and pulled, and pulled, and his nose began to stretch ... and at last the Crocodile let go of the Elephant's Child's nose with a plop that you could hear all up and down the Limpopo ... he ... wrapped it all up in cool banana leaves, and hung it in the great grey-green, greasy Limpopo to cool.... The Elephant's Child sat there for three days waiting for his nose to shrink, but it never grew any shorter ... the Crocodile had pulled it out into a really truly trunk same as all elephants have today.
As viewed by the French philosopher Auguste Comte (1798-1857), science referred to the natural sciences such as biology, chemistry and physics. However, the implication for the social sciences was that human behaviour could be investigated and studied by applying the methods and principles of the natural sciences. The philosophy of Comte is better known as positivism. Comte had identified three ages of thought: the early theological; a metaphysical age that during his time was, in his view, just finishing; and an era of positive science.