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verification principle Line breaks: veri¦fi|ca¦tion prin|ciple

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Definition of verification principle in English:


The characteristic doctrine of logical positivism, that a statement which cannot be verified is strictly meaningless.
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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