Essays Tagged: "Positivism"

Comparison of the Three Major Sociological Theories

Ontology.The positivistic theory is based on an ontology of being a realist. The realisticslant of positivism is also known as determinism. The positivist knows that a reality is'out there' to be def ... ms as 'clear verifiablestatements of the relationships between specified variables.'2. Epistemology.Positivism relies on an objective epistemology. The observer remains distant anddoes not interact wi ...

(7 pages) 462 0 3.8 Dec/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays

An argument for the validity of International Law as a governing body between nations.

.Since it inception there have been a number of schools and theories of International Law including Positivism, Monism, Eclecticism, as well as a bevy of others. However, at the base of International ...

(5 pages) 231 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security

Sociological theories.

Ontology. The positivistic theory is based on an ontology of beinga realist. The realistic slant of positivism is also known asdeterminism. The positivist knows that a reality is "out there" to bedefi ... s as "clearverifiable statements of the relationships between specifiedvariables." 2. Epistemology. Positivism relies on anobjective epistemology. The observer remains distant and does notinteract wit ...

(7 pages) 284 1 4.6 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Experiment method,its advantages and disadvantages

nducted in laboratory and the field experiment conducted in a natural environment. The advocates of positivism support the use of experiment due to its many advantages. Karl Popper for example, believ ...

(5 pages) 27028 0 3.7 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Critically evaluate the main principles of legal positivism and natural law.

t. As societies have moved away from the church "Natural Law" has been to some extent superseded by Positivism. We have been asked to critically evaluate these two schools of Jurisprudence.Greek Natur ... cientifically measurable fact so it does not follow that because something is it "ought to be"Legal Positivism is defined by Riddall as"The view that regards law as being that which is decreed, irresp ...

(14 pages) 512 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Application of criminology theories to movies

n version of deviance onto white Australia with the colonial period.The film contains references to Positivism, Marxist criminology, Labelling theory, Republican Theory, Strain Theory, Classical Theor ... nology and Critical Criminology.The predominant theories throughout the film however are Biological Positivism and Marxist Criminology.The Europeans view Aboriginals as an inferior race, which would a ...

(11 pages) 351 0 4.4 Feb/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Disadvantages,Advantages and Assumptions of the Positivist and Interpretivist Sociological Perspectives.

the natural sciences of the "positive sciences" of society. From this rational came the tenants of positivism or the positivist perspective.Some characteristics of this type of methodology are:-&midd ...

(2 pages) 26243 3 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Post-positivist problem definition as we look at policy analysis.

have that way. Along with those theories, others were mentioned and will be explained in this paper.Positivism is a key point produced in this chapter. In the chapter, positivism is defined in theory ... n states that they are most likely to find political opposition. In the section of other critics of positivism stone's contributions on public policies were discussed. Yanow's criticisms of the positi ...

(4 pages) 67 0 0.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

John Dewey's View on Truth.

a radical and forceful candor to recover all the advantages of a practical idealism in a broadened positivism which is exclusively concerned with experience. His central purpose then seems to be to r ...

(6 pages) 55 0 0.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

The major contributions of the following theorists to the field of sociology: Augueste Comte, Herbert Spencer, Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, and Max Weber.

ety was given to this new science by the man. He suggested applying the scientific method, known as positivism, to society. Herbert Spencer is referred as the second founder of sociology. Unlike Comte ...

(1 pages) 68 0 3.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Why is the Concept of 'Social Fact' of Central Importance to Social Scientist?

58 - 1917). I will also be introducing the notion of structuralism and looking at functionalism and positivism in social science, demonstrating its relevance to the key concept of social fact. Let it ...

(6 pages) 80 1 4.6 Mar/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

How Can Chinese Shareholding Commercial Banks Create Competitive Advantage and Build Core Competence? A Case Study: Shanghai Pudong Development Bank.

to rebuild, and CSFs leading to CA and core competence of SPDB.To reflect an empirical research of positivism, based on deductive methodology, this research employs both secondary and primary data co ... ed. Following that, the research strategy is put forward. In this chapter, the author contends that positivism philosophy is suitable for the research. To consistent with the positivism philosophy, th ...

(85 pages) 697 0 4.8 Mar/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Sociological research methods

a) What is meant by the terms positivism and anti-positivism?What are the strengths and weaknesses of each position?Positivism loo ... s believe that society can be studied like the natural world using scientific quantitative methods. Positivism research is based mainly on statistics. A great believer of the positivist approach was E ... eport isn't always a reliable source, and Durkhiems study today would be redeemed as worthless.Anti-positivism would have studied suicide differently; they would of looked into the coroner's reports i ...

(9 pages) 220 0 4.2 Jun/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

The Origins of the Stanislavski System

The origins of the Stanislavski System are in naturalism, positivism, Marxism, photography, Darwin, electricity, and realism. There is no one technique of act ...

(7 pages) 35 0 4.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts

Public International Law Study Notes

States translated into need for consent - clear tension between natural law and notion of consent- "Positivism" challenged natural law in 18-19C - means complete preoccupation with practice and thus c ...

(46 pages) 175 0 3.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security

Law vs. Justice

experiences.LawAs jurisprudence shows, legal philosophy has many aspects, with formalism, realism, positivism and naturalism being the most prominent. Legal formalism treats law like math or science ... ools of thought. This dialog revolves around the classic debate over the appropriate sources of law.Positivism maintains that the only appropriate sources of law are rules and principles that have bee ...

(14 pages) 354 0 3.0 May/2007

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Comte Durkheim And Marx

died using the same methods that were being used in the natural sciences. This approach is known as positivism and it presented science as the study of observable phenomena. For Comte positivism invol ...

(6 pages) 54 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Jeffrey Dahmer:Bilogically Determined Killer

ings. I will use a theoretical framework that is currently popular among criminologist : biological positivism. I believe that biological positivism can explain why Jeffrey Dahmer committed the atroci ... iological positivism can explain why Jeffrey Dahmer committed the atrocities that he did.Biological Positivism in criminology refers to the idea that a person may act not out of rationality but throug ...

(17 pages) 85 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Self & Society: A Social Constructionist Perspecti

in either continent. This change of heart was largely focussed on the concepts of reductionism and positivism.In America, the emergence of radical social movements began to pose new questions regardi ... nce it was seen as being too reductionist and was criticised as such.In terms of social psychology, positivism is known as the means of studying man and his social world. Gough and McFadden's (2001) d ...

(9 pages) 147 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Auguste Comte

own as the "founder" of sociology. He is remembered to this day in sociology for his championing of positivism, wherein his idea is based on the premise that everything in society is observable and su ... a French philosopher who is credited with the invention of the field of sociology and sociological positivism. Comte's primary intent in his studies was largely devoted to finding the general laws of ...

(5 pages) 26 0 3.0 Oct/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays