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[mass noun] A form of positivism, developed by members of the Vienna Circle, which considers that the only meaningful philosophical problems are those which can be solved by logical analysis.Also called logical empiricism
- ‘As a philosopher she reacted to existentialism and logical positivism with a deep belief that philosophy should be about freedom and morality and love and God.’
- ‘Beardsley embraced a general form of analytic philosophy not heavily influenced by either logical positivism or ordinary language philosophy, the dominant movements of the time.’
- ‘Most philosophers have rejected this idea since the demise of logical positivism in the 1930s.’
- ‘I am convinced that the low expectations of the citizenry are rooted, in part, in the way logical positivism has vastly exaggerated the role of the expert.’
- ‘Take, for example, logical positivism, which was the leading philosophy of science from the 1920's to the 1950's.’
- ‘This is a common method in the philosophy of logical positivism.’
- ‘The group developed the philosophy of logical positivism, investigating scientific language and scientific methodology.’
- ‘He became a member of the faculty of the University of Vienna in 1930, where he belonged to the school of logical positivism until 1938.’
- ‘Deutsch blames logical positivism, the idea that science should concern itself only with objects that can be observed.’
- ‘Feminist critiques may have been legitimate for some kinds of analytic philosophy, especially logical positivism, but because analytic philosophy has changed, the objections do not hold for most contemporary work.’
- ‘In the early twentieth century, logical positivism narrowed the scope of meaning in a way that made belief in God subjective by definition.’
- ‘This collection will be mandatory reading for any philosopher or historian of science interested in the history of logical positivism in particular or the evolution of modern philosophy in general.’
- ‘Less forgivably, he often wants to run on about logical positivism.’
- ‘Following World War II, American philosophers largely focused on the problems raised by analytic philosophy and logical positivism.’
- ‘His philosophical experience in Vienna was somewhat limited by his uncertain knowledge of German, but he knew enough to pick up the basic tenets of logical positivism.’
- ‘In the twentieth century a focus on questions of meaning and semantic issues played a role in many different philosophical movements (from logical positivism to ordinary language philosophy).’
- ‘In the harsh light of a rising logical positivism, they appeared too bluntly subjective to remain science's cutting edge.’
- ‘The year 1940 was an exciting one for Quine at Harvard for in that year both Carnap and Tarski visited Harvard and the three debated logical positivism.’
- ‘This defense was rejected, and natural law theorists proclaimed a victory over logical positivism.’
- ‘Quinton's piece on analytic philosophy is a fair summary of logical atomism and logical positivism, although it is too brief to be useful on post-war developments in the field.’
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