Logical Positivism

Logical Positivism - Statement has meaning if it is...

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Logical Positivism Bertrand Russell, Rudolf Carnap, Otto Neurath, Herbert Feigl, A.J. Ayer. Logically ideal language (see Leibniz) Russell: language names Language names sense data Russell: sense data, universals, self (known directly) Two sciences: logic/math and empirical sciences Analytic truths or synthetic/empirical truths Meaning and verifiability:
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Unformatted text preview: Statement has meaning if it is verifiable Meaning is determined by its verifiability. (things have meaning if they can be verified through definition as in a priori or by a posteriori fact which can be observed) Metaphysics and theology Ethics Schlick: how people use the word good Emotivism Moral statements are simply reporting your feelings killing is bad = I dont like killing...
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2010 for the course PHL 202 taught by Professor Kelley during the Spring '10 term at Bradley.

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