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oct 20 lecture - /TESTABILITY empiricalterms

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Empirical Content in Statements / TESTABILITY The difficulty of coming up with a rigour for “testable” and the desire to make a standard by  which we can judge a statement as being empirical leads us to pursue the potentiality of  empirical  terms . A statement lacking empirical content may lack it structurally or terminologically. (Term) The  Absolute  is perfect. (Structure) Happiness drinks procrastination. If we look at empiricism at the term level, then we could simply state that an empirical  statement is one where the terms and structure are sound. However, this appear to have failed. Why do we call certain statements or terms empirically meaningless? We don't like the theory in which certain terms, such as libido or “creation science” are  embedded, where as we do like the theory that terms such as “electron” and so on are  embedded in good theories. A statement / term lacks empirical content if its an essential ingredient in a theoretical system 
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