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They remain thematic propositions, and so not directly coupled with phenomena. 141 Theoretical Logic in SCientific Thought 33 The reality of scientific change, in other words, belies its positivist appearance. "142 Theoretical confrontation is, therefore, just as significant a factor in creating shifts in scientific commitment as empirical confrontation. l 44 6. CONCLUSION: THE NEED FOR A GENERAL THEORETICAL LOGIC IN SOCIOLOGY In evaluating the implications of Polanyi's philosophical revisions, Raymond Aron warns social scientists against "the temptation to seek absolute objectivity through empirical moderation," arguing that "to recognize the impossibility of demonstrating an axiom system ...
L 44 6. CONCLUSION: THE NEED FOR A GENERAL THEORETICAL LOGIC IN SOCIOLOGY In evaluating the implications of Polanyi's philosophical revisions, Raymond Aron warns social scientists against "the temptation to seek absolute objectivity through empirical moderation," arguing that "to recognize the impossibility of demonstrating an axiom system ... " 145 The arguments presented in this chapter lead to the conclusion that there is a logic at work in the scientific process that has been ignored by spokesmen for the positivist persuasion in social science.
2. CONTEMPORARY ELABORATIONS Although the basic epistemological and historical alternatives to the positivist persuasion were already established in these and other earlier works, the postpositivist writing of the 1960s and 1970s that first brought the alternative position to public prominence made important advances. By emphasizing the role of scientific "generality" per se, Polanyi and Koyre made their critique of positivism polemically powerful but analytically imprecise. Later writing began to refine this alternative position by articulating the different levels of generality and specificity in scientific thought.