Which is precisely why complaints about BGU faculty not teaching enough of quantitative and “positivist” methods seem so hollow.
Now the attitude of the positivist toward this fact is that induced by its relation to the law which is subsequently discovered.
It is one of the most deep-rooted of positivist illusions—that people are persons.
But when she comes to delineate the Radical, he turns out to be a positivist—of good quality of his kind, but still not a Radical.
To this, says Fitzjames, no positivist can give a fair answer.
They are bringing the wonder of the world back to the positivist.
As to the future, who can doubt that humanity will be positivist?
Such is the condition of the individual according to the positivist theory.
Lady Annette was, of course, a sort of positivist in her way.
The positivist in science, as has been indicated above, accepts only actual positive experience and accepts that only tentatively.
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.