Translation of positivism in Spanish:

positivism

positivismo, n.

Pronunciation /ˈpɒzɪtɪvɪz(ə)m//ˈpɑzədɪvˌɪzəm/

noun

  • 1

    positivismo masculine
    • It relies on a rudimentary and thus unstated metaphysics, in much the same way as empiricism and positivism.
    • Some see Galileo as a precursor of the philosophical empiricism of John Locke; others, of the positivism of Auguste Comte.
    • The book opens with a discussion of positivism and empiricism, positions which regrettably are still dominant within social and natural science.
    • This approach is a close cousin of the pre-war philosophical movement called positivism, which argues that in our investigation of the world we only encounter particular instances, never universals.
    • In fact, the branch that he refers to as econ-art can be seen as following the recognised scientific methodology of positivism.
    • The neo-realists distilled the essence of realist thought and then laced it with a large dose of scientific positivism.