|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.|
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DummettVsVerificationism (Vienna Circle): Criterion: If the theory is presented as a mere criterion of meaningfulness, it has no basis.
A criterion of meaningfulness has no basis if no theory of meaning serves it as a support.
DummettVsVerification: But if one does not know an effective method, the statement is of no importance.
The Verificationism pretends that each sentence is assigned a meaning independently of the language._____________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.
Ursprünge der analytischen Philosophie Frankfurt 1992
Wahrheit Stuttgart 1982