Philosophy:Strategic positivism

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Strategic positivism is an approach that recognizes the limitations and potential of positivist methods, using them strategically for emancipatory goals. It draws on both classical and newer quantitative tools and builds infrastructure around epistemology, methodology, and political engagement.[1][2][3]


  1. Wyly, Elvin (2009-07-06). "Strategic Positivism∗" (in en). The Professional Geographer 61 (3): 310–322. doi:10.1080/00330120902931952. ISSN 0033-0124. 
  2. Shelton, Taylor (2022-03-03). "Situated Mapping: Visualizing Urban Inequality between the God Trick and Strategic Positivism" (in en). ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies 21 (4): 346–356. ISSN 1492-9732. 
  3. Kent, Alexander James, ed (2023). The Routledge handbook of geospatial technologies and society. Abingdon, Oxon New York, NY: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-367-85576-5.