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Positivism Positivism is the belief that scientific naturalism is the foundation of knowledge and truth Leszek Kolakowski wrote Positivism is a normative attitude regulating how we are to use such terms as knowledgesciencecognition and information Positivism rejects the theories of theology and metaphysics because they dont have proof that they are true Positivism is a philosophy that has many theories for the whole spectrum of life They include the theory of knowledge as discussed above the theory of society the theory of morality the theory of language the theory of mind Positivisms theory of society says that there are two laws that govern societystatic and dynamic Statics according to Positivism is the basis of sociology and consists in the investigation of the laws of action and reaction of the different parts of the social systemDale 1989 Dynamics studies the laws of social succesion while social statics inquires into those of coexistence so that the first is to furnish the true theory of progress to political practice while the second performs the same service in regard to orderDale 1989 The theory of morality that Positivism supports states that the true final science is sociology but it should be replaced by moral science which Auguste Comte the founder of positivist philosophy believed was the only science of an individual nature The Positivist theory of language confers with the correspondence theory This theory explains that observational statements whose synthetic or theoretical constructions can be verified by comparison with the factsDale1989 The theory of the mind states that the mind is biological not psychological
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