jueves, 12 de noviembre de 2015

A positivist worldview in Hard Times

At the very beginning of the Charles Dickens' novel Hard Times (1854, set in a fictitious industrial town in Northern England) we can see a remarkable example of a positivist point of view, that is a strong defence of the importance of being stuck to facts and avoid speculating.


We are going to read and coment this passage (see below) in class as an example of what a theoretical rationality must consider.
And here is a fragment of a British TV series corresponding to the passage:

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