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logical positivism

Definitions of logical positivism
  1. noun
    the form of empiricism that bases all knowledge on perceptual experience (not on intuition or revelation)
    synonyms: positivism
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    Comtism
    Auguste Comte's positivistic philosophy that metaphysics and theology should be replaced by a hierarchy of sciences from mathematics at the base to sociology at the top
    type of:
    empiricism, empiricist philosophy, sensationalism
    (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience
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