|Verification, philosophy: verification means determining the truth value ("true" or "false") of statements that refer to the observable. The admissible means of verification are determined by the theories, the statements belong to. See also verificationism, confirmation, certainty, empiricism, foundation, proof, manifestation, understanding, generalization._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
Verification / Ayer: often Translation: in any language, there are statements that are easier to verify than others - E.g. sentences about people more easily verified than s. about nations - general statements can perhaps be derived from theory - theory ultimately be verified by observation - but v. of singular statements does not depend on v. of the theory - a statement a is then checked if in the language there can be made no statement that is more directly verifiable - combinations are only verifiable, if the basic statements can be verified._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.
I Ayer Wahrheit, aus "Wahrheitstheorien" Hrsg. Skirbekk Frankfurt/M 1996
II Hügli ()Hrsg.) Philosophie im 20. Jahrhundert, Reinbek 1993