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Re: "positivist-empiricist?"

Posted by Elizabeth on November 22, 1999, at 23:30:23

In reply to Re: "positivist-empiricist?", posted by Bob on November 22, 1999, at 16:25:42

> Positivism is an epistemilogical/ontological (how we know/what exists) stance steeped in empiricism and attempting to make philosophy and other social sciences as rigorous and empirically-based as the natural, "hard" sciences.

Thank you, Bob. I now have enough information to answer your q: heck no. (He quoted Gould's physics envy joke to me once -- the context was particularly amusing since he was referring to a particular psychologist who was clearly of the cognitive-behavioral persuasion. One thing I like about the analytic types: at least they admit that they're doing literature, not science.)

> Which, by the way to CC, is exactly why I have no faith in science.

"Faith in science" seems like an oxymoron to me. :-)

> Nothing like a nice hard, uh, FACT to get you all hot and bothered, is there? ;^)

Oooh baby.

> Bob (heading back to the mounds of paper ... happy T-day to all my fellow yanks out there ... and yes, you canadians can celebrate a second thanksgiving if you want....)

Happy T-day to you too, and good luck wading through all that work.




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