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7 Buchanan makes a strong case and deserves to be listened to by orthodox economists who are fond of reciting positivistic slogans.
Facts (without their subjective conditions) and rationality are the two beacons of objectivity in the positivistic view.
But, if science also does not wish to be positivistic (all sciences, except philosophy, are positivistic) then it should have a rational basis and beginning.
The present generation now supplements this formalist method with exhaustive analysis and interpretation of the historical record, thus returning to Santayana's more positivistic approach, if not his conclusions.
Classical studies seem relatively free of the positivistic reading of its aims and functions that dominated the 1980s and much of the 1990s.
A close study of the contemporary orthodoxy that promoting the 'rule of law' will bring about development reveals the way that developmental logic both secures a specific, positivistic conception of the rule of law, grounded in Western political theory and jurisprudence, and negates the possibility of other forms of normativity and regimes of legitimacy.
As Slife and Nelson note in their concluding hermeneutic postscript to this issue, even a dialogue with traditionally "nontheistic" versions of religious such as Hinduism and Buddhism will suffer from inherent limitations if conducted within the kind of positivistic framework that still dominates the field of psychology.
In positivistic research, the underlying philosophy is rational in natural.
In that combination (philosophy subservient to Positivistic science) the intellectual ground had been prepared over a few centuries, whereby science becomes at last scienticism, as he recognized.
When philosophy in the United States became realistic, naturalistic, and positivistic, aesthetics was about something unrelated to a sense of reality.
While the treatises follow a positivistic epistemology, Ganeri contends that De Roberto's real aim is to subvert the romantic concept of love popularized by Stendhal in La Chartreuse de Parme and De L'Amour.
Nevertheless, considering the positivistic approach that constitutes the bulk of the career theories and practice, Kidd's emphasis on the growing attention in the workplace to the experience and expression of emotion within individuals' careers is noteworthy.