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first proposed by Czech-born Austria physicist Ernst Mach, who implied that our experiences define our understanding and knowledge but that sensations do not always represent the reality of an external world.

MACHIAN POSITIVISM: "The machian positivism approach to reality implied that whilst our experiences build our understanding, our experiences are not always representative of reality itself."

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