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Aristotle’s Logical Positivism


Anthony J. Fejfar, B.A., J.D., Esq., Coif

(C)Perpetual Copyright 2011 by Anthony Fejfar and Neothomism, P.C. (PA)

Aristotle has been credited with developing Logical Positivism. Logic is based on the

idea that, that which is logical is that which does not involve a logical contradiction, and, a

logical contradiction is defined, for example as the hypothetical situation where A and not A

exist at the same time and the same place. Thus, for a proof, statement, argument, or case to be

logically valid, no logical contradiction can be involved therein.

Wth respect to Positivism, positivism, as attributed to Aristotle, is defined as sense

experience and positive values. Negative values or base values such as greed, selfishness, violent

sex, murder, torture, and sophistry are excluded by Logical Positivism. On the other hand,

Positive values include love, courage, fortitude, will power, endurance, pleasure, self-

transcendence, intuition, experience, understanding, good judgement, intellectual love,

generosity, compassion, Life, Liberty, Pursuit of Happiness, Pursuit of Meaningful Happiness,

property, contract, reputation, privacy, Logic, Reason, Metaphysics, Science, Alchemy,

recreation, entertainment, the Arts, literature, autonomy, freewill, very good food, clothing,

home, philosophy, education, transportation, self-actualization projects, very good health care

and dental care.

Finally, the alleged positivism of Auguste Comte is a fraud. Comte only includes the

emotivist feeling of “social feeling” in positivism, which is absurd.