Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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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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Hintikka I 216
Verification/Comparison/Wittgenstein/Hintikka: the picture must be taken as a scale. - Verification is not an indication of the truth but the sense of the sentence. - (1929).
I 217
The comparison between language and the world must take place in the same world. - Language belongs to the physical world. - Also the symbolizing relations between sentences and facts belong to the physical system.
I 218
The scale must be in the same room as the measured thing.
I 224
Verification/Hintikka: a phenomenological sentence is verified directly by data - on the other hand: one sentence in a physical language: is a dazzling thing. - (Many objects are too large, too small, too far away) - Physical Language: public. - Phenomenological language: rather private.
I 289
Verification/Wittgenstein/Hintikka: early: meaning of an assertion = method of their possible verification. - Late: less important. - The truth of a confession is something other than its literal truth.

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.

L. Wittgenstein
Vorlesungen 1930-35 Frankfurt 1989

L. Wittgenstein
Das Blaue Buch - Eine Philosophische Betrachtung Frankfurt 1984

L. Wittgenstein
Tractatus Logico Philosophicus Frankfurt/M 1960

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Jaakko Hintikka
Merrill B. Hintikka
The Logic of Epistemology and the Epistemology of Logic Dordrecht 1989

J. Hintikka/M. B. Hintikka
Untersuchungen zu Wittgenstein Frankfurt 1996

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