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1. positivism

noun. ['ˈpɑːzətɪˌvɪzəm'] the form of empiricism that bases all knowledge on perceptual experience (not on intuition or revelation).

Synonyms

  • empiricist philosophy
  • logical positivism
  • sensationalism
  • empiricism

Antonyms

  • generality
  • fruitfulness
  • naivete
  • fidelity

Etymology

  • positivisme (French)
  • positif (French)

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Rhymes with Positivism

  • abolitionism
  • absenteeism
  • absolutism
  • activism
  • adventurism
  • adventurism
  • agrarianism
  • alcoholism
  • altruism
  • amateurism
  • americanism
  • anachronism
  • aneurism
  • anglo-catholicism
  • animism
  • antagonism
  • anthropomorphism
  • anti-catholicism
  • anti-catholicism
  • antidisestablishmentarianism

Sentences with positivism


1. Noun, singular or mass
Realism agrees with positivism that sociology can be evaluated through the scientific method.

Quotes about positivism


1. We have all forgotten what we really are. All that we call common sense and rationality and practicality and positivism only means that for certain dead levels of our life we forget that we have forgotten. All that we call spirit and art and ecstasy only means that for one awful instant we remember that we forget.
- G.K. Chesterton

2. Worshiping the Devil is no more insane than worshiping God...It is precisely at the moment when positivism is at its high-water mark that mysticism stirs into life and the follies of occultism begin.
- Joris-Karl Huysmans

3. Both [Quine and Feyerabend] want to revise a version of positivism. Quine started with the Vienna Circle, and Feyerabend with the Copenhagen school of quantum mechanics. Both the Circle and the school have been called children of Ernst Mach; if so, the philosophies of Feyerabend and Quine must be his grandchildren.
- Ian Hacking, Why Does Language Matter to Philosophy?

2. positivism

noun. ['ˈpɑːzətɪˌvɪzəm'] a quality or state characterized by certainty or acceptance or affirmation and dogmatic assertiveness.

Synonyms

  • quality
  • assertiveness
  • positiveness
  • positivity

Antonyms

  • negativity
  • sensational
  • unsensational
  • wholesomeness

Etymology

  • positivisme (French)
  • positif (French)
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