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positivism

po zuh ti vi zuhm

  • n  the form of empiricism that bases all knowledge on perceptual experience (not on intuition or revelation)
  • n  a quality or state characterized by certainty or acceptance or affirmation and dogmatic assertiveness

  • Legal positivism claims that individuals possess only those rights that have been granted by man-made law.
  • In Halleck, they got all the aggressiveness they could stomach, and very little positivism.
  • What remains is a materialism framed in a kind of Tony Robbins positivism.
Quotes

  • NR Narayana Murthy in RTT News
    We are deserving of more than a pat on the back. According to media reports, more than 400,000 visitors have already arrived, with a second wave to come. The international media is awash with positivism about us. They really do see us as the... Desmond Tutu http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desmond_Tutu&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGSXuC9qOr1ourN-4rSwuYVoxNwRQ Irish Times http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2010/0622/1224273028536.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEWE1dUG3Vu0FThIFHltbjE2KSONQ Jun 21, 2010 76257 103030 positivism Infosys Technologies (Rs.2,696.15, up 2.38%) - I look ahead with guarded optimism. We see some signs of positivism and some signs of concern as we cannot ignore threats from the highly leveraged economies," chairman NR Narayana Murthy said at...
  • Pope Benedict XVI in Zenit News Agency
    When, in our epoch, we discuss the reasonableness of faith, we discuss precisely the fact that reason does not end where experimental discoveries end -- it does not finish in positivism,the Pope explained. "The theory of evolution sees the...

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