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positivism

Aaron Preston.

in The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

January 2006; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 3524 words.

The word ‘positivism’ has two main uses. First, it names the philosophical and religious system of the Frenchman Auguste Comte

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Positivism

Jeffrey Goldsworthy.

in The Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia

January 2001; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Courts and Procedure. 1303 words.

‘Legal positivism’ is an ambiguous term that has been applied to a variety of philosophical theories of law. The elements

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Positivism

Seth B. Abrutyn.

in Sociology

P ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Sociology; Comparative and Historical Sociology; Economic Sociology; Gender and Sexuality; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Population and Demography; Race and Ethnicity; Social Movements and Social Change; Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility; Social Theory. 6608 words.

Positivism is a philosophy of science that assumes a specific epistemological, ontological, and methodological perspective. Auguste Comte was the first to lay out the positivist position...

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Positivism

Jörg Kammerhofer.

in International Law

P ublished online March 2012 .

Article. Subjects: International Law; International Courts and Tribunals; Private International Law and Conflict of Laws; Public International Law. 8784 words.

Legal positivism means different things to different scholars, and traditions of positivism differ among legal scholarship of municipal legal systems, international law, and...

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Positivism

Jörg Kammerhofer.

in International Law

P ublished online March 2012 .

Article. Subjects: International Law; Private International Law and Conflict of Laws; Public International Law. 8784 words.

Legal positivism means different things to different scholars, and traditions of positivism differ among legal scholarship of municipal legal systems, international law, and...

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logical positivism

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 30 words.

a form of positivism, developed by members of the Vienna Circle, which considers that the only meaningful philosophical problems are

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logical positivism

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy.

A form of positivism, developed by members of the Vienna Circle, which considers that the only meaningful philosophical problems are those which can be solved by logical analysis.

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Legal positivism

in Philosophy of Law

May 2006; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Law; Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law. 6140 words.

‘Legal positivism’ describes the essential elements of this important legal theory. It examines classical legal positivism as espoused by its two great protagonists, Jeremy Bentham and John...

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Legal positivism

in Philosophy of Law

February 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Law; Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law. 7170 words.

‘Legal positivism’ examines classical legal positivism as espoused by its two great protagonists, Jeremy Bentham and John Austin, as well as the approaches of modern legal positivists,...

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Sophisticated Positivism

Roger A. Shiner.

in Norm and Nature

September 1992; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law. 23510 words.

This chapter lays out sophisticated positivism as the development of lines of thought which began in simple positivism. Some of the claims of sophisticated positivism are that: (1) the law...

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