- Are you confused by academic jargon? - Do you know your `discourse' from your `dialectic'? - Can you tell the difference between `anomie' and `alienation'? The Social Science Jargon Buster tackles the most confusing concepts in the social sciences, brea


Core definition

Philosophical positioning that knowledge is limited to what can be observed and tested through sensory input and observation.

Longer explanation

The scientific revolution of the seventeenth-century ‘enlightened’ us. It allowed us to understand the world in a concrete way. No longer did we need ...

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