Everybody in this room has, I suppose, heard of the "positive" sciences, or "positivism" in some shape or other.
positivism also found some noted exponents in Italy and Germany.
But it does not for this reason bear any real resemblance to our modern Western positivism, nor give it any reason to be sanguine.
Israel is the most complete presentation of positivism in religion.
Their position is defended to-day by the advocates of positivism, who maintain the relativity of all truth.
Metaphysic contains the reason of criticism, as criticism does that of positivism.
In this conception he saw a manifesto proclaiming the positivism of art—modern art, experimental and materialistic.
It is the common turnpike of material science—of "positivism."
He was a philosopher, imbued with the tenets of positivism; and she was naturally prone to be fascinated by abstract thought.
A belief in this kind of progress is not peculiar to positivism.
An approach to philosophy frequently found in the twentieth century. Positivists usually hold that all meaningful statements must be either logical inferences or sense descriptions, and they usually argue that the statements found in metaphysics, such as “Human beings are free” or “Human beings are not free,” are meaningless because they cannot possibly be verified by the senses.