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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Theory/observation: E.g. A and B disagree on the stature of a theory Ho based on the observation Oo. B evaluates the same observations in the context of a theory H1.
  A agrees that when H1 is accepted, his experience does not provide enough reasons to accept Oo.
Then it's not about vagueness, but status. This status issue continues now when it is about H1 instead of Ho : B accepts H1 due to O1, but A represents a theory H2 besieds O1 ....
The other agrees respectively, that, in the case of validity of the other theory, the reaction of the other is appropriate. Divergence at each point, but agreement on the conditional acceptability.

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.

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Crispin Wright
Wahrheit und Objektivität Frankfurt 2001

Georg Henrik von Wright
Erklären und Verstehen Hamburg 2008

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2018-06-24