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Overview page. Subjects: Arts and Humanities.

A philosophical system which holds that every rationally justifiable assertion can be scientifically verified or is capable of logical or mathematical proof, and which therefore rejects...

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Positivism

Stephen Bullivant and Lois Lee.

in A Dictionary of Atheism

P ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion and Atheism. 5 words.

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positivism

John Duignan.

in A Dictionary of Business Research Methods

P ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business and Management. 125 words.

*Research philosophy that takes as axiomatic that there is a knowable objective reality in which phenomena can be observed

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positivism

Ian Buchanan.

in A Dictionary of Critical Theory

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 128 words.

The third and highest state of human knowledge according to 19th century French philosopher Auguste Comte. According to Comte, humans

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positivism

Ian Buchanan.

in A Dictionary of Critical Theory

February 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 127 words.

The third and highest state of human knowledge according to nineteenth-century French philosopher Auguste Comte. According to Comte, humans evolve

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positivism

Susan Mayhew.

in A Dictionary of Geography

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 37 words.

A positivist method is a philosophy of science of simply sticking to what we can observe and measure. It uses

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positivism

Noel Castree, Rob Kitchin and Alisdair Rogers.

in A Dictionary of Human Geography

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Human Geography. 443 words.

A philosophy that seeks to define the basis on which true knowledge of the world can be created. Historically, it

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positivism

Graham Gooch and Michael Williams.

in A Dictionary of Law Enforcement

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Policing. 25 words.

A school of criminology that believes criminality is the result of biological, psychological, or social factors that are outside the

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positivism

Graham Gooch and Michael Williams.

in A Dictionary of Law Enforcement

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Policing. 25 words.

A school of criminology that believes criminality is the result of biological, psychological, or social factors that are outside the

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positivism

Daniel Chandler and Rod Munday.

in A Dictionary of Media and Communication

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies. 112 words.

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1. Broadly, a philosophical stance and philosophy of science recognizing as genuine *knowledge only verifiable *

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