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The values of Positivism

17th December 2017 · 11:00am - 12:30pm

In person | Virtual event

 The values of Positivism

In the nineteenth century positivism was founded by August Comte (1798-1857) as a challenge to what he saw as obscurantist ways of thinking. IT saw that the natural sciences could be use as a model for how we understand society: thus sociology was born. This talk from Fabian Tompsett will explore what positivism has to offer us in the digital age of the twenty first century.

Image by: Carmelia Boban

Fabian Tompsett is a cybernetician who has studied the logical positivism of Otto Neurath (1882-1945). When Wikipedia came along, he was one of the early people to get involved. He has been researching positivism as a fore-runner of cybernetics. Fabian is currently Assistant Secretary of the Cybernetics Society.

Doors 10.30am. Start 11am.

Entry £3, £2 concessions (free to Conway Hall Ethical Society members, who are encouraged to book these tickets in advance via the Book Now button)

Event is subject to capacity, without exceptions. Space will be reserved for ticket holders.

Brockway Room (Ground floor – accessible. Induction loop audio).

Tea, coffee & biscuits will be available.

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