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Positivism - Philosophical
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Part of Positivism:

1. Philosophical

2. Moral

1. Concept. Positivism is not a definite doctrine which can be assigned to any particular epoch of philosophy, but a certain attitude towards science and theory. It is always characterized by distaste for traditional philosophy, with especially sharp criticism of metaphysics, not only with regard to certain tendencies or results, but even with regard to its basic problems and methods. It is further characteristic of neo-positivism, as the genuine development…

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Robert O. Johann, “Positivism - Philosophical”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 22 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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