PHIL 4120 Lecture Notes - Formal Science, Empiricism, Logical Truth

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Hume knowledge was twofold: introspection and observation. Logical positivist we can only know by observation. Show the child a cow by exposing it to a cow. Logical positivist total set of the descriptions of the observable world that can be confirmed in laboratories, etc. Know the consequences of it being true that electrons exist, you know electrons exist. If you know how the world would look for the sentence to be true, then you understand the meaning. Statements true by definition duncan is a bachelor it follows that duncan is unmarried and a male. Teaching someone a term in terms of other terms you can point at. Possible experience that the statement can verify if the statement was true: truth/falsity can be told in a brief moment of experience (ex. Inspecting your own observations: terms of lists of observation sentences (ex. Theoretical sentences empirical meaning: logically determinant (ex.

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