Objection #9. The theory is positivist and continues the weaknesses of positivism.

The term "positivist", for me, conjures up images of A.J.Ayer debating with Christian clerics on the radio, ranting on about how their religious language is "meaningless". The logical positivists constantly attacked "metaphysics", and their arrogance and dismissiveness seems to have made them rather unpopular. If the theory on this website seems reminiscent of the logical positivists in its talk of metaphysics as the root of all evil, then the resemblance is superficial. A closer examination will show important differences between any kind of positivism (particularly logical positivism) and the account of the Middle Way given here.

For more information see the account of logical positivism and its context in the account of analytic philosophy in the thesis.

 

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