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English Dictionary: positivism by the DICT Development Group
2 results for positivism
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the form of empiricism that bases all knowledge on perceptual experience (not on intuition or revelation)
    Synonym(s): positivism, logical positivism
  2. a quality or state characterized by certainty or acceptance or affirmation and dogmatic assertiveness
    Synonym(s): positivity, positiveness, positivism
    Antonym(s): negativeness, negativism, negativity
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Positivism \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.
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