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  • adj. Of or pertaining to positivism

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the Positivists or Positivism.

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  • adj. of or relating to positivism


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  • Does his equation of language with factual discourse express a kind of positivistic intolerance?

    A Special Supplement: The Development of Wittgenstein's Philosophy

  • 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.

    Mira Schor: Art of the Occupy Wall Street Era

  • Overly positivistic management gurus talk about clearing out "dead wood" or creating the space for essential "disruptive innovation".

    Angry Britain: how to lead

  • 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.’"

    Dr. Alcuin Reid at the Toronto Oratory

  • Partially it is because of this intellectual, positivistic bankruptcy at the root of the modernistic style.

    The Dangers of Architectural Positivism

  • Since the U.S. legal system is corruptly positivistic and managed by crude power maximizers, you can guess the modern rule.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » District Court Opinions Precedential Within the Same District?

  • 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."

    Nathan Gardels: Obama in Istanbul: Test for the West

  • 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.

    Marco J. de Vries - An Existential–Spiritual View of the Nature of Man

  • 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.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • There are still, regrettable, positivistic elements in the "applied" sciences.

    Hello to Lionel R Milgrom


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