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Posted by Bruce on July 31, 2003 02:14:00 UTC

Why did positivism bite the dust in the 60's? Hawking takes a positivist view and I think I'm probably a positivist also. Though it seems one shouldn't always have to approach things from the same philosophical position. For instance wrt Hawking:

The Universe in a Nutshell page 31:
"If one takes a positivist position, as I do, one cannot say what time actually is. All one can do is describe what has been found to be a very good mathematical model for time and say what predictions it makes."

He does this several times throughout the narrative.

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