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Hegelianism had closed the eyes of human understanding; Positivism had mutilated and crippled its activities.The War Upon Religion|Rev. Francis A. Cunningham
He was an absolute positivist; his positivism did not make him self-assertive nor peremptory; on the contrary, it oppressed him.Contemporary Russian Novelists|Serge Persky
One of them is that on which we have just commented, the assimilation between Positivism and Fetishism.
The Pontiff of Positivism informs us what problem, in his opinion, should be selected before all others for this united pursuit.
Let us turn now to positivism, and consider what is its position.Is Life Worth Living?|William Hurrell Mallock
British Dictionary definitions for positivism
Derived forms of positivismpositivist, noun, adjectivepositivistic, adjectivepositivistically, adverb
Cultural definitions for positivism
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.