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  • Verificationism — is the view that a statement or question is only legitimate if there is some way to determine whether the statement is true or false, or what the answer to the question is. It is a view mostly closely associated with the logical positivists of… …   Wikipedia

  • Verificationism — an epistemic theory of truth based on the idea that the mind engages in a certain kind of activity: verifying a proposition. The distinctive claim of verificationism is that the result of such verifications is, by definition, truth. That is,… …   Mini philosophy glossary

  • verificationism — noun Belief in the verification principle. See Also: verificationist …   Wiktionary

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  • Falsifiability — Are all swans white? Falsifiability or refutability of an assertion, hypothesis or theory is the logical possibility that it can be contradicted by an observation or the outcome of a physical experiment. That something is falsifiable does not… …   Wikipedia

  • Logical positivism — (also known as logical empiricism, scientific philosophy, and neo positivism) is a philosophy that combines empiricism the idea that observational evidence is indispensable for knowledge with a version of rationalism incorporating mathematical… …   Wikipedia

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  • Epistemic theories of truth — In philosophy, epistemic theories of truth are attempts to analyze the notion of truth in terms of epistemic notions such as knowledge, belief, acceptance, verification, justification, and perspective. A variety of such conceptions can be… …   Wikipedia

  • Linguistic meaning — See also Meaning (linguistics). Linguistic meaning is the content carried by the words or signs exchanged by people when communicating through language. Restated, the communication of meaning is the purpose and function of language. A… …   Wikipedia

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