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verificationism

Definitions

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  • n. Belief in the verification principle.

Etymologies

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verification +‎ -ism

Examples

  • Similarly Ladyman and Ross (2007) argue for a kind of verificationism in metaphysics.

    Structural Realism

  • Can he demonstrate that the two are guilty of hardline verificationism and speak only in terms of sense-datum and logical operators?

    Hello to Lionel R Milgrom

  • Nevertheless, Peirce's views bear a strong family resemblance to operationalism and verificationism, despite his metaphysical leanings.

    Nobody Knows Nothing

  • On the other hand, the shift in Popper's own basic position is taken by some critics as an indicator that falsificationism, for all its apparent merits, fares no better in the final analysis than verificationism.

    Karl Popper

  • Familiar problems with verificationism include its susceptibility to epistemic skepticism, its commitment to an implausible coherence theory of truth, and specific difficulties about how to confirm or disconfirm judgments about the non-immediate past or future.

    Kant's Theory of Judgment

  • Moreover, to the extent that both Kant's theory of transcendental truth and verificationism are both anti-realistic and judgment-based, there is at least an elective affinity if not precisely an equivalence between the two doctrines.

    Kant's Theory of Judgment

  • Besides, one could make as much of an inroad against the skeptic armed with the verificationism or idealism alone, without adducing the transcendental argument at all (cf. Brueckner 1983, 1984).

    Kant's Transcendental Arguments

  • And although the claim about existence of the aspect of the external world could be secured if certain kinds of verificationism or idealism were presupposed, these views are highly controversial.

    Kant's Transcendental Arguments

  • Mackie (1980) and Routley (1981), among others at the time, point to difficulties with this general position but ultimately agree that Fitch's result is a refutation of the claim that all truths are knowable, and that various forms of verificationism are imperiled for related reasons.

    Fitch's Paradox of Knowability

  • This solution to the information loss paradox has been criticized for making an illegitimate appeal to verificationism (Belot, Earman, and Ruetsche 1999).

    Singularities and Black Holes

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