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Logical Positivism Was An Inspiration To My Attending College

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Posted by Whittier on April 25, 2003 17:22:41 UTC

Nice you guys. Whether you care what I think or not, I think logical positivism cannot be shattered -- it should rather not be over-applied. It is very helpful in areas where subjectivivity truly would simply be in the way of accuracy. Logical empiricism should not be given the whole domain, but is very useful.
The two are (pardon the tired metaphor) like
hemispheres of one brain.
In 1976, I discovered (for myself) Auguste Comte and the logical positivists in an old philosophy book in the rooming house in U-District, Seattle.
I became excited about it because I had already
been reading and dreaming astronomy and horizons
in the potential of Mind in Universe (no jargon intended).

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