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Synonyms for positivism

the form of empiricism that bases all knowledge on perceptual experience (not on intuition or revelation)

a quality or state characterized by certainty or acceptance or affirmation and dogmatic assertiveness

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This sharp distinction between the reasoning process of positivism and interpretivism places both of these approaches at the opposite extremes on a research process continuum.
After his apprenticeship in Phenomenology which proved his need to establish a distance from Idealism and Existentialism and to rescue law from political ideology by founding law in trascendental legality, Bobbio raised his hat to legal positivism.
In Fictions of Fact and Value, Michael LeMahieu offers a much-needed corrective to a genuine historical lacuna: the afterlife of logical positivism in twentieth-century American literature.
In this view, positivism is a trend according to which philosophy should avoid claims of achieving knowledge by non-empirical and non- scientific method, and should just explain science limits and methods.
Indeed, for mainstream positivism, there is no distinction between laws posited by a dictator and laws posited through a democratic process.
Treating logical positivism's absolute separation of facts from values as "the central moral question of the period," he reads his fictions "not [as] a simple rejection of logical positivism but instead a sustained aesthetic response to its doctrines" (96).
To the Christians this symbolizes mother Mary and the child Jesus," according to positivism exponent, art teacher and painter E.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- My column dealing with the fate of the Church of Positivism in Rio de Janeiro received quite a lot feedback from readers in both Brazil and Turkey.
Divine command theory is, after all, positivism with a different author.
I think, this will bring positivism and will help ward off the misconception about Arab world from the mind of the West.
This concise and emphatic work, in sum, attributes to legal positivism the responsibilities for acts of barbarism and abuse committed by the Nazi under the protection of law throughout the duration of their period in power.
In fact, before Italian neo-Idealism exploded, the main philosophical currents were positivism (with Roberto Ardigo, Aristide Gabelli, etc.
We called on GERB MPs to go back to the regions that elected them and tell local structures and people that we are a party which has always been guided by positivism, and that we condemn any violence.
commitments to a theory of law, including legal positivism.