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- n. The quality of being demonstrable
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- n. The quality of being demonstrable; demonstrableness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Demonstrableness.
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- n. capability of being demonstrated or logically proved
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I am however happy to recognise demonstrability as another strategy of empiricism.
You're confusing demonstrability with objectivity.
A more reasonable standard of demonstrability will involve the two things I relied on when arguing for the objective nature of the moral truth that genocide is immoral, namely reason and experience.
But by the standard of demonstrability that he is using in the case of morality, keiths cannot demonstrate the objectivity of anything whatsoever.
In this respect, Kant's criticism of Wolff's proof, which certainly appears to be correct, cannot by itself serve to undermine Wolff's claim for the demonstrability of PSR from
From the beginning of his career to the end, Mendelssohn consistently upheld the demonstrability of God's existence.
We need to think that situational offenders are sick; sometimes, of course, it may be demonstrable that they really are sick, but even then this demonstrability may not be the reason for our thinking them so.
But his enthusiasm for missionary work never abated -- his central idea was the reasonableness and demonstrability of Christian doctrine -- and unhappily he was, at last, stoned to death by the inhabitants of Bugiah (in Algeria) in 1315. 12
By denying the demonstrability of the existence of God through reason, he consistently effected the complete segregation of faith and knowledge into two "separate households".
It follows that doubt in regard to the Christian religion is equivalent to its total rejection, the ground of its acceptance being necessarily in every case the authority on which it is proposed, and not, as with philosophical or scientific doctrines, its intrinsic demonstrability in detail.