Sociology - Sociological Positivism

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Positivism is a philosophy of science. It is the view that the only authentic knowledge is scientific knowledge, and that such knowledge can only come from positive affirmation of theories through strict scientific method.

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Sosyolohiya, Kultura at PagpapamilyaPositivismBSCoE 2-31st Semester S.Y 2012-2013Leader:Ynah Carrielle UmayamMembers:Veron Emil EleriaJhon Jourel FloresEric James ManantanMichael Angelo NatanawanProf. Rey A. SanchezSubmitted toDEFINITIONWhat is positivism?Positivismis a philosophy of science. It is the view that the onlyauthentic knowledgeisscientific knowledge, and that such knowledge can only come frompositive affirmationof theories through strictscientific method. HISTORYWho is the founder of Positivism?Auguste Comte [1798 1857] was the father of Positivism and inventor of the term sociology. He played a key role in the development of the social sciences and was highly influential on thoughts about progress in the nineteenth and twentieth centurys. Comte believed that the progress of the human mind had followed an historical sequence which he described as the law of three stages; theological, metaphysical and positive. In the first two stages, attempts were made to understand the nature of things through supernatural and metaphysical explanations. In the positive stage, by contrast, observation and experiment became the principal means to search for truth. Applying the law of three stages first to the development of the sciences, Comte later claimed that it applied to human intellectual development in general and that it held the key to the future progress of humanity.Isidore Marie Auguste Franois Xavier C

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