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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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35) After all, in keeping with their positivist leanings, each seems to be importing a sort of morality or scientific theodicy into the system.
From this discussion it is clear that the way mainstream positivist jurists are explaining and trying to justify positivism is fraught with both theoretical and methodological problems.
However, a closer look at the VCLT suggests that this limitation is arguably consistent with an exclusive positivist understanding of the separation thesis.
The positivist school coalesced as an assault against many of these basic assumptions.
How can a positivist insist that the existence of law
In fact, as some legal theorists have added mischievously, upon close inspection it turns out that Dworkin is a closeted legal positivist.
In this story, Taboada presents a vision of racial mixture that reflects Argentine intellectuals' espousal of positivist racial theories, complete with their notion of miscegenation as the degradation of races.
The scholarly application of the policy-oriented conception of law appears incompatible with the positivist conception of law.
This conception was consistent with the original logical positivist interpretation.
The reply to this concern has been that qualitative, interpretive narrative inquiry or story telling represents a major alternative to positivist science for acquiring administrative knowledge (e.
It is notable that historically much of the HRM research conducted in the United States is firmly embedded in a positivist paradigm, characterized by a focus on cause-effect relationships, statistical tests, and predominantly linear thinking (Brewster 1999, Mendenhall 1999).