Thus Hume is a positivist in the sense that he specifically restricts philosophy to the sphere of observation, and regards the causal relation as being nothing more than what we have been accustomed to expect.
Similarly Mill, Spencer and physical scientists generally view the universe from the positivist standpoint.
Agnosticism, Phenomenalism, Rationalism, Materialism all manifest the positivist spirit, denying what may be succinctly described as the metempirical.
Positivist hymns are sung and addresses delivered.
PIERRE LAFFITTE (1823-1903), French Positivist, was born on the 21st of February 1823 at Beguey (Gironde).