|Verificationism, philosophy: verificationism is, in the narrower sense, the view that the meaning of statements consists through the method of their verification (their confirmation). It follows that statements which cannot be verified are ultimately meaningless. See also anti-realism, realism, empiricist sense criterion._____________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. |
Def weak verificationism / Martin: No record of any finite set of confirmations (verification) entails (includes) the truth or falsity of the confirmed. -
Def strong verificationism / Martin: a finite set of affirmations (verification) entails (includes) the truth or falsity of the confirmed - ironically the weak v. itself is verification transcendent: any finite set of affirmations is consistent with the falsity of the confirmed._____________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.
AR II = Disp
D. M. Armstrong
Dispositions, Tim Crane, London New York 1996
What is a Law of Nature? Cambridge 1983