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Positivism vs. Positivity

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Positivism

Positivism is a philosophical theory that holds that all genuine knowledge is either positive—a posteriori and exclusively derived from experience of natural phenomena and their properties and relations—or true by definition, that is, analytic and tautological. Thus, information derived from sensory experience, as interpreted through reason and logic, forms the exclusive source of all certain knowledge.Verified data (positive facts) received from the senses are known as empirical evidence; thus positivism is based on empiricism.Sociological positivism holds that society, like the physical world, operates according to general laws.
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Positivity

Characterized by or displaying certainty, acceptance, or affirmation
A positive answer.
Positive criticism.
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Positivism

A doctrine contending that sense perceptions are the only admissible basis of human knowledge and precise thought.
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Positivity

Measured or moving forward or in a direction of increase or progress
Positive steps.
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Positivism

The application of this doctrine in logic, epistemology, and ethics.
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Positivity

Desirable, admirable, or beneficial
A woman with many positive qualities.
The positive features of this new software.
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Positivism

The system of Auguste Comte designed to supersede theology and metaphysics and depending on a hierarchy of the sciences, beginning with mathematics and culminating in sociology.
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Positivity

Optimistic or constructive
A positive attitude.
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Positivism

Any of several doctrines or viewpoints, often similar to Comte's, that stress attention to actual practice over consideration of what is ideal
"Positivism became the 'scientific' base for authoritarian politics, especially in Mexico and Brazil" (Raymond Carr).
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Positivity

Not disparaging or malicious
Ran a positive political campaign.
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Positivism

The state or quality of being positive.
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Positivity

Very confident; certain
I'm positive he's right.
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Positivism

(philosophy) A doctrine that states that the only authentic knowledge is scientific knowledge, and that such knowledge can only come from positive affirmation of theories through strict scientific method, refusing every form of metaphysics.
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Positivity

Explicitly or openly expressed or laid down
A positive demand.
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Positivism

(legal) A school of thought in jurisprudence in which the law is seen as separated from moral values; i.e. the law is posited by lawmakers (humans).
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Positivity

Admitting of no doubt; irrefutable
Positive proof.
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Positivism

A system of philosophy originated by M. Auguste Comte, which deals only with positives. It excludes from philosophy everything but the natural phenomena or properties of knowable things, together with their invariable relations of coexistence and succession, as occurring in time and space. Such relations are denominated laws, which are to be discovered by observation, experiment, and comparison. This philosophy holds all inquiry into causes, both efficient and final, to be useless and unprofitable.
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Positivity

Concerned with practical rather than theoretical matters.
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Positivism

The form of empiricism that bases all knowledge on perceptual experience (not on intuition or revelation)
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Positivity

Of or relating to being or the possession of qualities rather than non-being or the absence of qualities
The question of the positive existence of evil.
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Positivism

A quality or state characterized by certainty or acceptance or affirmation
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Positivity

Of or relating to positivism.
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Positivity

Of or relating to positive law.
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Positivity

Of or relating to religion based on revelation rather than on nature or reason alone.
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Positivity

(Informal) Utter; absolute
A positive darling.
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Positivity

Relating to or designating a quantity greater than zero.
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Positivity

Relating to or designating the sign (+).
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Positivity

Relating to or designating a quantity, number, angle, or direction opposite to another designated as negative.
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Positivity

Relating to or designating an electric charge of a sign opposite to that of an electron.
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Positivity

Of or relating to a body having fewer electrons than protons.
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Positivity

(Chemistry) Of or relating to an ion, the cation, that is attracted to a negative electrode.
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Positivity

(Medicine) Indicating the presence of a particular disease, condition, or organism
A positive test for pregnancy.
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Positivity

(Biology) Indicating or characterized by response or motion toward the source of a stimulus, such as light
Positive tropism.
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Positivity

Having the areas of light and dark in their original and normal relationship, as in a photographic print made from a negative.
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Positivity

(Grammar) Of, relating to, or being the simple uncompared degree of an adjective or adverb, as opposed to either the comparative or superlative.
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Positivity

Driven by or generating power directly through intermediate machine parts having little or no play
Positive drive.
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Positivity

An affirmative element or characteristic.
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Positivity

(Mathematics) A quantity greater than zero.
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Positivity

(Physics) A positive electric charge.
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Positivity

A photographic image in which the lights and darks appear as they do in nature.
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Positivity

The uncompared degree of an adjective or adverb.
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Positivity

A word in this degree.
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Positivity

(Music) A division of some pipe organs, similar in sound to the great but smaller and less powerful.
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Positivity

(uncountable) The condition of being positive (in all senses); positivism. Optimism.
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Positivity

(countable) The result of being positive.
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Positivity

(physics and chemistry) The characteristic of possessing a positive electric charge
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Positivity

Positiveness.
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Positivity

A quality or state characterized by certainty or acceptance or affirmation
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