However, it would be impossible in this regard not to mention Neopositivism
, a school of thought with which Geymonat will always be associated.
As we have seen, Idealizational theory of science has never been taken into account by Neopositivism
, especially for its instrumental conception of science.
Although being prolific as a working hypothesis and as a theory on all social manifesttations, Structuralism is guilty, in the author's opinion, of being in fact a refined version of Neopositivism
, which underlines the physical dimension of the world and of which it retains only an algebraic and material combinatorial mythology.
More generally, for these writers, the current challenge is less the continuing vitality of neopositivism
in social science than the challenge of postmodernist thinking, especially Foucault.
perspective is solidly based on a materialist ontology, methodological individualism, and neopositivism
as its epistemological foundation, the European IPE community is considerably more heterogeneous in its theoretical, epistemological and methodological approaches.
The penetrating critique of the neopositivism
of the Vienna Circle, by the two "dissidents," Wittgenstein and Popper, should not be overlooked either.
To use a metaphoric comparison, if one considers the state organisation of the Soviet Union as the Church and Marxist ideological doctrine as the Bible, then revisionism was faithful to the Bible while developing its own interpretations, whereas neopositivism
adhered to the Church but with the hope that the Church would sooner or later disappear.(17)