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Author Nekrašas, Evaldas, author.

Title The positive mind : its development and impact on modernity and postmodernity / Evaldas Nekrašas.

Published New York : Central European University Press, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover ; Title page ; Copyright page; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Notion of Positivism; Part One: Development; Part Two: Impact; References; Index; CHAPTER 1. Early Positivism; CHAPTER 2. Classical or Social Positivism; CHAPTER 3. From Classical to Modern Positivism; CHAPTER 4. Modern or Logical Positivism; CHAPTER 5. Positivism, Its Critics and Rivals; CHAPTER 6. The Impact of the Positive Mind OutsidePhilosophy; The Divorce between Philosophy and Science; Hume's Positivism; The Idea of Progress in the French Enlightenment; France after the Revolution; Auguste Comte.
John Stuart MillThe Positivist Movement in the Nineteenth Century; Reappraisal of Positivism at the End of the Nineteenth Century; Mach's Empiriocriticism; Poincaré's Conventionalism; Duhem's Hypothetism; Revolution in Science and Philosophy; The Vienna Circle and the Unity of Science Movement; Moritz Schlick; Rudolf Carnap; Positivism and Two of Its Adversaries: Nietzsche and Heidegger; Positivism, Marxism, and Critical Theory; Positivism and Pragmatism; Positivism and Critical Rationalism; Positivism and the Analytic Tradition; Positivism, Kuhn, and Postmodernism.
Positivism's Impact on the Natural and Social SciencesPositivism-The Postpositivism Debate: Constructivism; The Positive Mind and Law; Positivism and Politics; Positivism's Impact upon Literature, the Visual Arts, and Architecture; The Positive Mind in Everyday Life: Positivism and Religion; Hume and Newton; Impressions, Ideas, and Metaphysics; Two Kinds of Knowledge; Critical Analysis of Causality; Certainty and Probability; "Is" and "Ought"; Moral Principles and Social Progress; Plan of Positive Labors; The Theological, Metaphysical, and Positive Mind; The Hierarchy of Sciences.
Social Order and Social ProgressPositive Polity and Positive Morality; Mill and Comte: Allies and Opponents; Logic and Methodology of Science; Social and Natural Sciences; Utility and Liberty; Philosophy as the Pursuit of Meaning; Positivism and Realism; Foundation of Knowledge; Philosophy of Life and Ethics; Philosophy as Logical Analysis; Formal and Empirical Sciences; The Criterion of Empirical Significance; The Structure of Scientific Knowledge; The Probabilistic Appraisal of Hypotheses; Scientific Humanism and Socialism; Positivism, Mathematics, and Physics.
Positivism's Effect on PsychologyA Positive Economics; Positivism's Influence on Sociology; Positivism's Impact on Political Science.
Language notes English.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Positivism -- History.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9789633860823 (electronic bk.)
9633860822 (electronic bk.)
9789633860816 (hardbound)