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positivism

A school of philosophy that rejects value judgements, metaphysics and theology and holds that the only path to reliable knowledge is that of scientific observation and experiment.

positivism,

n the notion that all desired information can be obtained through data that are physically measurable.
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Quoting several postmodernist thinkers, Radford rejects the positivist models of knowledge that have shaped the contemporary library.