Throughout its many stages – from its origins in the works of Comte, Mill and Spencer, through the empirio-criticism of Avenarius and Mach, to the logical empiricism of the Vienna and Berlin Circles – Positivism betrays an explicitly anti-metaphysical attitude, which involves the rejection of any process of inquiry which goes beyond experience or yields assertions that cannot be verified by means of experience alone. Positivism offers a critique of traditional philosophical thinking, insofar as such thinking can be identified with the history of metaphysics. Positivism, therefore, presents itself as an anti-philosophical movement, or rather as a cultural trend that, in Husserl's words, «decapitates philosophy» and so implicitly marks its end. The aim of this collected volume is to outline the scope and limits of the anti-metaphysical attitude of Positivism, and, more specifically, to assess whether and to what extent such an attitude is grounded on further (perhaps hidden) metaphysical assumptions.

Mancuso, G. (ed.), La metafisica del positivismo, Quodlibet, Macerata 2013: 227 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/61224]

La metafisica del positivismo

Mancuso, Giuliana
2013

Abstract

Throughout its many stages – from its origins in the works of Comte, Mill and Spencer, through the empirio-criticism of Avenarius and Mach, to the logical empiricism of the Vienna and Berlin Circles – Positivism betrays an explicitly anti-metaphysical attitude, which involves the rejection of any process of inquiry which goes beyond experience or yields assertions that cannot be verified by means of experience alone. Positivism offers a critique of traditional philosophical thinking, insofar as such thinking can be identified with the history of metaphysics. Positivism, therefore, presents itself as an anti-philosophical movement, or rather as a cultural trend that, in Husserl's words, «decapitates philosophy» and so implicitly marks its end. The aim of this collected volume is to outline the scope and limits of the anti-metaphysical attitude of Positivism, and, more specifically, to assess whether and to what extent such an attitude is grounded on further (perhaps hidden) metaphysical assumptions.
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MANCUSO, GIULIANA; Guidetti, Luca
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Mancuso, G. (ed.), La metafisica del positivismo, Quodlibet, Macerata 2013: 227 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/61224]
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