positivism has definitions from the field of philosophy
[ noun ] (philosophy) the form of empiricism that bases all knowledge on perceptual experience (not on intuition or revelation)

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(Morton A. Kaplan and Nicholas de B. Katzenbach,...)

Indeed , with developed positivism , the separation of law from justice , or from morality generally , became quite specific .

In municipal systems we tend to view what is called positivism as fundamentally a movement to democratize policy by increasing the power of parliament - the elected representatives - at the expense of the more conservative judiciary .

The displacement ( at_least to a considerable extent ) of the ethical jurisprudence of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries by positivism reshaped both international_law theory and doctrine .

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empiricism comtism

[ noun ] a quality or state characterized by certainty or acceptance or affirmation