Monday, January 07, 2013

Rhubarb Rhubarb and #30 Postivism

Down on the allotment briefly this afternoon and pleased to report Rhubarb is looking good as are Broad Beans and Garlic, Peas not so exciting but have some more at home if needed. Chance to turn over the compost and also pick some more Sprouts.
Big Idea Number 30 is Positivism
August Comte  (19 February 1798 – 5 September 1857) who despite having a girls middle name (Marie) pretty much invented Positivism.
Positivism is a rejection of mystical and the unexplained it is philosophical system that believes that all  rationally justifiable assertions can be scientifically verified or are capable of logical  or mathematical proof, it rejects metaphysics and theism. We can see that its allies in the philosophical field are empiricism and materialism.