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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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This question is a lot more serious given that reality is complex and involves many relationships that positivists do not recognize in the numbers that form the bulky databases with which they work.
So, when a guideline for research ethics assumes one specific definition about research, it crystalizes one definition of science over others, reinforcing the hegemony of one specific paradigm, which in the health field is the positivist paradigm.
6) But unlike exclusive positivists, inclusive positivists permit moral criteria to validate law if the social practice of a legal community assigns moral criteria such a role.
It can be said that positivist philosophy has had two main arguments: Science, with modernization, will take the place of religion and that through the accumulation of proven theories, we will eventually be able to discover the secret of the universe.
This examination demonstrates the major intellectual and socio-political influences on which specific nursing theorists draw, and place their nursing theories in a wider context showing that the movement away from positivist philosophies enables them to be more clearly understood and used in clinical nursing practice into the 21st century.
Another inadequate and commonly disseminated criticism of positivist thought is the so-called "mechanical application of Law", which ascribes to positivists the thesis that organs applying the Law, and especially judges, have as duty and function mere subsumption, automatic and lacking any reflection on the nuances of the case in question, of the facts to the existing legal norms.
This Article argues against a positivist view of international environmental law that (i) conceives of states as unitary entities that speak with one voice in pursuit of a single national interest, (1) and that focuses on (ii) authoritative sources of law and (iii) the binding force of these sources of law.
And while positivists view these studies as mere precursors to formal hypothesis testing, there is nothing that makes this next step necessary.
41) Positivists were unified, however, in their insistence on "reorient[ing] legal thinking from philosophical debate about the nature of crime to an analysis of the characteristics of the criminal.
Consider what would be a more difficult sale: convincing research-phobic counseling students that positivist ideology should be resisted during counseling or convincing managed care to reimburse counselors without treatment plans.
The debates between legal positivists and Ronald Dworkin loom large over contemporary jurisprudence.
Just as positivists may apply politics to law in error without inserting politics into the positivist conception of law, policy-oriented jurists could apply politics to law in error without injecting politics into the policy-oriented conception of law.