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Verification Principle
The characteristic of logical positivism, that a statement which cannot be verified is strictly meaningless.
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Logical Positivists
Those that believe that the only meaningful philosophical problems are those which can be solved by logical analysis.
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Tautology
At statement which is true within itself i.e. all bachelors are unmarried men.
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Vienna Circle
A group of philosophers that gave rise to the logical positivism movement in the 1920s.
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Falsification Principle
A claim is scientific only to the extent that it can be falsified - not concerned with how meaningful but how it can be falsified.
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Model
A representation which helps understanding of the original
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Qualifier
A pointer to the way in which the model is to be developed
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Blik
“Modes of cognition” which have significant importance to the way one orders their life.
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Language Game
Idea that the meaning of language can only be understood if the rules of its particular context are understood.
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Univocal Language
A term that only has one meaning e.g. Cardiff is a city, Kathmandu is a city - city in different contexts.
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Equivocal Language
A term that has a variety of different meanings e.g. bat as an animal and a bat as sports equipment.
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Symbol
Something that represents another thing - contains meaning and significance.
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Myth
Stories hat convey the values and beliefs of the communities that tell them.
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Those that believe that the only meaningful philosophical problems are those which can be solved by logical analysis.

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A group of philosophers that gave rise to the logical positivism movement in the 1920s.

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A claim is scientific only to the extent that it can be falsified - not concerned with how meaningful but how it can be falsified.

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