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Positivism
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I. General

Positivism is an umbrella term for a number of concepts that vary greatly in their specifics and are no longer compatible with each other, notably in epistemology and theory of science, as well as in the philosophy of social science. A definition of Positivism is therefore not possible. However, proponents of Positivism in general share the conviction that all rational knowledge that is …

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Kober, Michael, “Positivism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_024434>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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