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  1. positivism, logical positivismnoun

    the form of empiricism that bases all knowledge on perceptual experience (not on intuition or revelation)


  1. logical positivismnoun

    A 20th century school of philosophy which held that all knowledge is based on logical inferences from empirical observations.


  1. Logical positivism

    Logical positivism or logical empiricism are variants of neopositivism that embraced verificationism, a theory of knowledge combining strong empiricism—basing all knowledge on sensory experience—with mathematical logic and linguistics so that scientific statements could be conclusively proved false or true. Verificationism was inextricably tied with the covering law model of scientific explanation. As variants of analytic philosophy, verificationism dominated Anglo-American philosophy from the 1930s into the 1960s. In the early 1920s, appalled both by the racism, bigotry, and nationalism flaring in Western society—as in the negative eugenics movement and World War I—and by the countermovement toward metaphysics, mysticism, and intuition, a group of scientists and philosophers were inspired by developments in mathematics, logic, linguistics, and physics, especially relativity theory, and sought to offer the world a transparent, meaningful, universal language. Hans Reichenbach led the Berlin Circle, while Moritz Schlick led the Vienna Circle, gathered around the University of Vienna and the Café Central. A 1929 pamphlet written by Otto Neurath, Hans Hahn, and Rudolf Carnap summarized the Vienna Circle's positions.

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    The numerical value of logical positivism in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

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    The numerical value of logical positivism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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  • pozitivism logicRomanian
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