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The characteristic doctrine of logical positivism, that a statement which cannot be verified is strictly meaningless.
- ‘The reason this failed is that the verification principle itself is not a tautology, nor is it verifiable.’
- ‘For a review of other attacks on, and adjustments to, the verification principle, see Wright 1986, 1989.’
- ‘However, perhaps the main problem with the approach is that the verification principle itself is too vague.’
- ‘Your verification principle needs to be explicitly confined to properties that objects possess contingently.’
- ‘By its own standard, then, it is a piece of gibberish; the verification principle is self-referentially inconsistent.’
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