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Concept that only scientific knowledge is the true knowledge of the world perceived through senses (the observable phenomenon). It is actually an extension of empiricism, and although it traces its roots to the UK philosopher Francis Bacon (1561-1626), it was popularized by the French philosopher Auguste Comte (1798-1857).

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Clearly if the industrial experiment lab places the large pile of rocks below the tennis ball sitting on a spring scale, the positivism can be seen in the proof of subtle mass change from the gravitational pull.
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It is better to take a positivism approach to important business decisions that relies around many facts and data gathered.
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You may want to take a positivism approach to your decisions and not get caught up in going with your gut feelings.
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