Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the Positivists or Positivism.
- adj. Of or pertaining to positivism
- adj. of or relating to positivism
“Does his equation of language with factual discourse express a kind of positivistic intolerance?”
“Here artists list their needs and the services they can offer in return, in a positivistic variant on one of the most haunting types of image circulating on the web in recent weeks via Occupy Wall Street: photos online at "We Are the 99%" of people holding up handwritten signs and notes to their computer's camera, testifying to the impact of their lives of student debt, recent foreclosure, unemployment.”
“Overly positivistic management gurus talk about clearing out "dead wood" or creating the space for essential "disruptive innovation".”
“After a consideration of the various activities of Councils in relation to the sacred liturgy down the ages, Reid noted that their "authority is not positivistic: Councils do not re-make the Sacred Liturgy in their own image and likeness or indeed in that of some ‘straw modern man.’”
“Partially it is because of this intellectual, positivistic bankruptcy at the root of the modernistic style.”
“Since the U.S. legal system is corruptly positivistic and managed by crude power maximizers, you can guess the modern rule.”
“But, "it also entailed a scientific-based positivistic understanding of the world, thus promoting a non-religious Western type of society as the precondition for progress.”
“This view is contrary to the ideals of modern positivistic thinking in the natural sciences: ultimately the scientific endeavor will lead us to complete knowledge and understanding.”
“This recent history requires new form of historiography -- one less identified with positivistic narratives of technological triumph, than with interrelated discourses of material, technological, and visual culture, and complex, even messy, network of contingent design decisions.”
“There are still, regrettable, positivistic elements in the "applied" sciences.”
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