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The Legacy of Positivism
     

The Legacy of Positivism

by M. Singer
 

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This book gives a unique historical and interpretive analysis of a widely pervasive mode of thought that it describes as the legacy of positivism. Viewing Auguste Comte as a pivotal figure, it charts the historical origins of his positivism and follows its later development through John Stuart Mill and Émile Littré. It shows how epistemological shifts in

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This book gives a unique historical and interpretive analysis of a widely pervasive mode of thought that it describes as the legacy of positivism. Viewing Auguste Comte as a pivotal figure, it charts the historical origins of his positivism and follows its later development through John Stuart Mill and Émile Littré. It shows how epistemological shifts in positivism influenced parallel developments in the human and legal sciences, and thereby treats legal positivism and positivism as it is understood in the human sciences within a common framework.

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'This work is a unique work of scholarship which merits high praise and acclaim in its field.' - Larry Ridener, Associate Professor of Sociology, Chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Pfeiffer University, USA

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ISBN-13:
9781403994028
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
09/30/2005
Edition description:
2005
Pages:
193
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

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