Philosophy Johns Wisdom - AND IS THEREFORE NOT AN ASSERTION...

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P HILOSOPHY : J OHNS W ISDOM : G ODS Q UESTIONS ABOUT LANGUAGE INFLUENCED MUCH OF PHILOSOPHY - “ THEOLOGY AND FALSIFICATIONS W HAT IS THE NATURE OF T HEOLOGICAL UTTERANCES ? L OGICAL P OSITIVISM : M OVEMENT IN EARLY 20 TH CENTURY P RINCIPLE OF VERIFICATION : MEANINGFUL STATEMENTS ARE THOSE THAT CAN BE VERIFIED EMPIRICALLY J OHN H ICKS - “ I F A STATEMENT IS TRUE OR FALSIFIED MAKES NO DIFFERENCE THAT COULD POSSIBLY BE OBSERVED , THE PROPOSITION IS COGNITIVELY MEANINGLESS IT DOES NOT EMBODY A FACTUAL ASSERTION I T IS NOT A DIFFERENCE IN PERCEPTION OR EXPERIENCE BUT A DIFFERENCE IN THEIR FEELINGS TOWARDS THE GARDEN T HE GARDENER IN G ODS - ( RELIGIOUS BELIEVERS ) I S THE STATEMENT THERE IS A GARDENER AN ASSERTION 1. S INCE IT IS NOT FALSIFIED IT DENIES NOTHING
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Unformatted text preview: AND IS THEREFORE NOT AN ASSERTION G OD HAS A PLAN , G OD CREATED THE WORLD , G OD LOVES , US ARE ALL SIMILAR UTTERANCES T HEOLOGIES BELIEVE THEY ARE ASSERTING SOMETHING WITH THE LANGUAGE THEY USE T ERMS : G REEK WORD T HEO MEANS G OD T HEISM : BELIEF IN A PERSONAL G OD-M ONOTHEISM = BELIEF IN ONE GOD-P OLYTHEISM = BELIEF IN MULTIPLE GODS D EISM- BELIEF IN AN IMPERSONAL G OD A-T HEISM : BELIEF IN NO G OD ( ATHEIST ) A GNOSTICISM : BELIEF THAT WE CANNOT KNOW WHETHER G OD EXIST...
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2011 for the course PHI 2010 taught by Professor Stanlick during the Fall '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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Philosophy Johns Wisdom - AND IS THEREFORE NOT AN ASSERTION...

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