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Meaning of POSITIVISM

Pronunciation:  'pâziti`vizum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a quality or state characterized by certainty or acceptance or affirmation
  2. [n]  the form of empiricism that bases all knowledge on perceptual experience (not on intuition or revelation)
 

POSITIVISM is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: logical positivism, positivity
 
 Antonyms: negativism, negativity
 
 See Also: Comtism, empiricism, empiricist philosophy, positiveness, quality, sensationalism

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pos"i*tiv*ism\, n.
A system of philosophy originated by M. Auguste Comte, which
deals only with positives. It excludes from philosophy
everything but the natural phenomena or properties of
knowable things, together with their invariable relations of
coexistence and succession, as occurring in time and space.
Such relations are denominated laws, which are to be
discovered by observation, experiment, and comparison. This
philosophy holds all inquiry into causes, both efficient and
final, to be useless and unprofitable.

 
Glossary
 
 Definition: theoretical position that explanations must be empirically verifiable, that there are universal laws in the structure and transformation of human institutions, and that theories which incorporate individualistic elements, such as minds, are not verifiable.
 
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 Related Terms: animalism, atomism, behaviorism, bigotry, commonsense realism, dialectical materialism, dogmaticalness, dogmatism, down-to-earthness, earthiness, earthliness, empiricism, epiphenomenalism, freedom from illusion, hardheadedness, historical materialism, hylomorphism, hylotheism, hylozoism, infallibilism, lack of feelings, Marxism, materialism, matter-of-factness, mechanism, natural realism, naturalism, new realism, opinionatedness, peremptoriness, physicalism, physicism, positive philosophy, positiveness, practicality, practical-mindedness, practicalness, pragmaticism, pragmatism, rationality, realism, reasonableness, representative realism, saneness, scientism, secularism, self-opinionatedness, sensibleness, sober-mindedness, substantialism, temporality, unidealism, unromanticalness, unsentimentality, worldliness
 

 

 

 

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