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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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In the positivistic scheme, cognition is seen as a passive recipient of pre-established facts.
Hegel has elaborated on the notion of a positivistic side of the sciences.
11) Although it does not express itself as embracing any particular philosophical conception of law, (12) arguably its understanding is a positivistic one, embedded within a broadly Weberian understanding of the relationship between law and modern capitalism.
The majority of career researchers and theorists seem to be quickly abandoning the positivistic career theories developed in the 20th century in favor of postmodern, constructivist theories.
It seems to me that Nardin's discussion of legal legitimacy rests on debatable positivistic jurisprudential assumptions, but I will not pursue the point.
On the other hand and at the same time, with the advance of the kind of positivistic thinking which technology encourages, the language of philosophy has become more and more fragmented, so that philosophy today consists for the most part only of philosophies which exist side by side very largely without communication.
Given the numbing automatism of the major poetic ideologies on offer today--a mannered and hollow formalism, no more deserving of the name "conservative" than its political analogue; a positivistic and attenuated vanguardism, threatening ever more daily to collapse into its own brand of formalism; and the empty consumerist pluralism of the "postavant"--the ability of Clark and others like him to articulate and enact an alternative vision has the highest possible significance for our poetic moment.
blends the rigor of positivistic science with the play of poetry" (132-33), what is special about Whitman, Wilson claims, is that he exemplifies a quality that the others do not: "a blithe, untroubled embrace of turbulence as the primary throb of life" (120, emphases Wilson's).
But the scaffolding of gnostic metaphysics, in addition to pervading Melville's scene of writing in a variety of forms, is shown in the text to have an affinity with positivistic science, possessive individualism, and the regimes of managerial oversight ushered in by the Industrial Revolution.
Influenced by triumph of natural sciences, the proponents of the positivistic approach insist on methodological unity of all sciences and deny fundamental differences between natural and social sciences.
Flyvbjerg seeks to position his argument on behalf of a social science that is avowedly engaged in the critique of existing social arrangements by situating it between the "Science Wars" poles of positivistic science and its relativist deconstruction.
So as the history of science developed it became based on the positivistic view of science--it is that which I rejected at the very beginning of my scholarly life--and what I tried to do was to understand what science means within the context of the Islamic intellectual worldview.