Examples from the Web for positivism
Let us turn now to positivism, and consider what is its position.Is Life Worth Living?|William Hurrell Mallock
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
But Positivism perhaps is not necessarily tied to the 'pre-formation' theory.
I suppose that the currency obtained by the words 'Positivism' and 'Positivist,' is to blame for this.Illustrations of Universal Progress|Herbert Spencer
The only great attempt to meet that at present is Positivism.Natural Law in the Spiritual World|Henry Drummond
British Dictionary definitions for positivism
Derived Formspositivist, noun, adjectivepositivistic, adjectivepositivistically, adverb
Culture 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.