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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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it seems particularly inappropriate to depict worlds and "antiworlds" as literary facts within a positivistically oriented theory.
Faustus, and The Jew ofMalta: "'Declassment' is pervasive, and offers the most direct and positivistically plausible explanation for the springing of passion into desire's boundless intensity.
One may legitimately object that the form/content distinction, if too positivistically or mechanistically understood, represents an immobile theory, disallowing true development and ignoring the necessary circumincession between the two elements, a coinherence clearly illustrated from the worlds of literature, art and music.