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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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Shapiro's position therefore is that we can get to Fuller's principles just by reflecting positivistically on the sort of thing law is.
Although judges of a natural-law bent will likely appreciate the tensions better than positivistically inclined judges, a more sophisticated response to the problem is available than one that simply reduces it to a question of whether a law offensive to the rule of law is or is not a law.
In it, the author argues for the construction and deconstruction of the analysand's myths of personal origin in Lacanian analysis, as opposed to the reconstruction and interpretation of repressed memories, which plays such an important role in more positivistically oriented schools of analysis.
The positivistically inspired spatial analysis that dominated human geography briefly during the 1960s arose in opposition to the descriptive empiricism of regional geography and to the perceived atheoretical character of the landscape approach.
Finding, positivistically, ontically, all the categorial characteristics of every single equipmental being ever: this could not let us into a fundamental analysis of culture as such.
23) Non-positivist moral principles such as "no person should profit from his own wrong," or "manufacturers should not fleece the unsuspecting public through form contracts that strip them of their rights to recourse in the event of negligently caused personal injury," for example, are not willy-nilly superimposed when a judge feels like it upon a body of otherwise positivistically pure and straightforward and amoral estate or contract laws.
Did Joughin need to subject us to 'symbology', 'hierarchisation', and 'disconcealment', or to such Pseud's Corner stuff as 'the unilinear metanarrative of a positivistically grounded heritage' and 'the disarticulation of a critique'?