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Acknowledging this role, the practice and profession of policy analysis has evolved, from one explicitly positivistic and rational to one that more critically and acceptingly embraces the relationship between policy analysis and its political contexts and processes.
In opposition to the flat picture of human life constructed by positivistic thinkers who believed themselves to have been on the verge of establishing a new model of social perfection based on calculations of rational self-interest (a view mocked successfully by Dostoyevsky's underground man who railed against those who saw themselves as constructing a new "crystal palace" in their utopian plans), Nietzsche called for a courageous encounter with despair and the absurd through an embrace of human self-creation in the spirit of the dance of Dionysius.
Positivistic notions have a long history, and can be detected in the earliest atomistic schools in Ancient Greece.
In reply, theorists such as Jean Beaudrillard have contended that historicism as such denotes a positivistic notion of progress which is really an illusion.
Still further, this book addresses the problem of how to read poetry in styles the nineteenth-century Science of Judaism could not fathom in their positivistic search for meaning to justify the traditions of their people in Central Europe, and that also present difficulties for modernist literary prejudices and tastes shaped by Romantic and post-Romantic sensibilities.
Early published qualitative consumer research adopted pseudo-positivistic equivalents of reliability and validity in an effort to more easily justify itself to a largely positivistic field.
Indeed, a page later he lauds the "brilliant achievement of positivistic musicology" accomplished "in an astonishing revision of their chronology [of Bach's compositions].
This dialectic stands as a persistent challenge to the reductionisms of the technical, positivistic outlook, which prevail in much of the scientific establishment and in mainstream science journalism.
This fermentation, according to the opinion of the known philosopher Edmund Husserl [2], occurs due to installation dominant in positivistic and naturalistic philosophy.
None of these scholars, and few others nowadays, is prepared to argue George Santayana's positivistic claim that "for Shakespeare, in the matter of religion, the choice lay between Christianity and nothing," and so "he chose nothing" ("The Absence of Religion in Shakespeare" [1905]).
The following chapter on Romeo and Juliet turns to the subject of love, a topic almost incapable of representation in positivistic philosophy.
There is also a preponderance towards positivistic engagement, where outcomes are clearly defined and by and large quite predictable.