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faz182 On May 13, 2009




swindon, United Kingdom
#1New Post! Sep 01, 2005 @ 23:16:38
Your views please.....
been_3369 On January 25, 2006

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#2New Post! Sep 02, 2005 @ 01:01:55
uhh
annski729 On July 24, 2016




, United States (general)
#3New Post! Sep 02, 2005 @ 01:06:35
I think it is good to be positive when there is a logical reason for it.
been_3369 On January 25, 2006

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#4New Post! Sep 02, 2005 @ 01:07:34
what?!
annski729 On July 24, 2016




, United States (general)
#5New Post! Sep 02, 2005 @ 01:08:20
I don't know. I guessed LOL
been_3369 On January 25, 2006

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#6New Post! Sep 02, 2005 @ 01:09:04
lmao, thats what the "logical" explanation would be
annski729 On July 24, 2016




, United States (general)
#7New Post! Sep 02, 2005 @ 01:11:29


Just smile and nod...
intoxsickated On October 21, 2006

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Suburbia Hell, California
#8New Post! Sep 02, 2005 @ 01:22:32
El_Tino On August 10, 2020
booyaka!





Albuquerque, New Mexico
#9New Post! Sep 02, 2005 @ 02:44:52
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The most characteristic claim of logical positivism asserts that statements are meaningful only insofar as they are verifiable, and that statements can be verified only in two (exclusive) ways: empirical statements, including scientific theories, which are verified by experiment and evidence; and analytic truth, statements which are true or false by definition, and so are also meaningful. Everything else, including ethics and aesthetics, is not literally meaningful, and so belongs to "metaphysics". One conclusion is that serious philosophy should no longer concern itself with metaphysics.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logical_positivism
moohawkins On December 22, 2005




Emmaus, Pennsylvania
#10New Post! Sep 02, 2005 @ 04:20:23
Interesting, and too much to much to think about this late at night.
(So I am going to through in a guess as to where this is supposed to go.)
Where I do believe that in order for a statement to be considered "fact" it has to be completely proven; I also believe that statements can be "meaningful" with out complete proof.
However, I do believe that philosophy should not completely throw out metaphysics, where even though now they are "meaningless", who knows where they will be in the years to come.
Philosophy is no where close to it's "highest potential" and taking the time to understand metaphysics could eventually lead to some sort of huge breakthrough is something.
.....if I am totally not getting this let me know please!!!!....
shadowcrawler On September 03, 2005




Lisburn, United Kingdom
#11New Post! Sep 02, 2005 @ 09:58:15
call me weird, but how can u "know" something when it has never been proved. i guess i must kinda agree with logical positivism.
biskit On January 06, 2006




Bradford, United Kingdom
#12New Post! Sep 02, 2005 @ 10:14:01
Once, when I was younger, I felt happy!

There is no proof that I felt happy so does that mean I didnt feel happy???
shadowcrawler On September 03, 2005




Lisburn, United Kingdom
#13New Post! Sep 02, 2005 @ 11:34:30
hmmm... u felt happy when u were younger... therefore u had high levels of seretonin in your brain which could prove your happiness.
bravo_zulu On December 07, 2006




New Sodom, Indiana
#14New Post! Sep 03, 2005 @ 05:43:43
The sentence "Statements that can not be empirically or analytically verified are meaningless" is it self unverifiable by either empirical or analytic means. Therefore, logical positivism is an untenable philosophy.

Also, I'm a dork.
jmo On July 11, 2020
Beruset af Julebryg





Yorkshire, United Kingdom
#15New Post! May 10, 2006 @ 16:30:53
@bravo_zulu Said
The sentence "Statements that can not be empirically or analytically verified are meaningless" is it self unverifiable by either empirical or analytic means. Therefore, logical positivism is an untenable philosophy.



I very much agree with that, logical positivism falls at it's own argument. Also the most meaningful term one can utter "I love you" cannot be empirically verified, and try empirrically verifying poetry or Dylans lyrics, you wont get far, but that doesnt mean there not meaningful.
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