Definition of verification principle in English:

verification principle

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noun

Philosophy
The characteristic doctrine of logical positivism, that a statement which cannot be verified is strictly meaningless.
More example sentences
  • For a review of other attacks on, and adjustments to, the verification principle, see Wright 1986, 1989.
  • The reason this failed is that the verification principle itself is not a tautology, nor is it verifiable.
  • However, perhaps the main problem with the approach is that the verification principle itself is too vague.

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