a good friend taught me a new word today, indirectly whilst talking about
another great quote from Michael Polanyi "For once men have been made to
realize the crippling mutilations imposed by an objectivist framework – once
the veil of ambiguities covering up these mutilations has been definitely
dissolved – many fresh minds will turn to the task of reinterpreting the
world as it is, and as it then once more will be seen to be"
I am begining to understand why academic science is so rigid and particular,
why the cogs turn so slowly and why the better more intuitive ones have been
shunned by the academic fraternity and had to work outside of it, usualy only
to be given great accolade by the very institution that shunned them in the
Positivism is a view of scientific methods and a philosophical approach,
theory, or system based on the view that, in the social as well as natural
sciences, sensory experiences and their logical and mathematical treatment
are together the exclusive source of all worthwhile information.
Introspective and intuitional attempts to gain knowledge are rejected. Though
the positivist approach has been a recurrent theme in the history of western
thought from the Ancient Greeks to the present day, the concept was
developed in the early 19th century by the philosopher and founding
sociologist, Auguste Comte.
This is not to say i do not respect science as it is in its purist sense,
just that for some it seems that thinking out of the box is entirely
no wonder ive been rubbing some folk up the wrong ways!
just my thought for the day
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