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  • n. An advocate of verificationism.


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verificationism +‎ -ist


  • Its traditional competitors, coherentist, pragmatist, and verificationist theories of truth, are often associated with idealism, anti-realism, or relativism.

    The Correspondence Theory of Truth

  • What this means is that Kant is at most a weak verificationist, and that the verificationist elements of his theory of judgment are significantly tempered by his semantic non-reductionism, his empirical realism, and his mitigated rationalism.

    Kant's Theory of Judgment

  • Over and above its verificationist element, the propositional content of every judgment also contains a

    Kant's Theory of Judgment

  • For one thing, his “criterion of empirical truth” (see section 1.3) is in effect verificationist.

    Kant's Theory of Judgment

  • The constructive empiricist follows the logical positivists in rejecting metaphysical commitments in science, but she parts with them regarding their endorsement of the verificationist criterion of meaning, as well as their endorsement of the suggestion that theory-laden discourse can and should be removed from science.

    Beyond the Voice

  • Peirce was not a simple operationalist in his philosophy of science; nor was he a simple verificationist in his epistemology: he believed in the reality of abstractions and in many ways resembles the medieval realists in metaphysics.

    Nobody Knows Nothing

  • Owing to a verificationist (or constructivist) reading of negation and existential quantification, intuitionistic logic validates neither the elimination of double negation,

    Fitch's Paradox of Knowability

  • Never did Bohr appeal to a verificationist theory of meaning; nor did he claim classical concepts to be operationally defined.

    Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

  • One way of bypassing the technical issues that confronted a pragmatic or verificationist theory of truth was suggested by John Dewey in his Logic: A Theory of Inquiry.

    Sidney Hook

  • Further, since the verifiability theory of meaning was connected with the verificationist theory of truth, the logical and semantic difficulties of this theory became greatly contested.

    Sidney Hook


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