Saturday, March 10, 2007

Logical Positivism!

In the review session, someone raised the question "What is logical positivism"? My seat-of-the-pants definition was a bit off... So for the sake of correctness, here's the actual definition (in a nutshell):
Logical Positivism is a school of thought that holds that knowledge can only be obtained through direct observation and experience; logical positivists subscribe to verifiable science rather than theology.

Think about how this philosophy relates to the readings, especially Marx and Proctor. Congrats on stumping the undergraduate TA.


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