Antedating of "Positivism"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Apr 2 01:08:37 UTC 2006

positivism (OED 1847)

1842 _American Biblical Repository_ July 154 (American Periodical Series)
Everything turns to a frightful positivism, to a disgusting

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