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Verification
Proving something to be true or false using empiricism
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Vienna Circle
Group of philosophers that influenced the Logical Positivist movement
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Tautologies
A statement that cannot be verified or falsified by any observation
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Putative proposition
Statements that are yet to be verified but that can be verified practically or in principle
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Practical verfiability
Statement that can be verified in reality
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Verifiable in principle
Statements that can be verified by deducing from prior knowledge or other knowledge. Example is that of space; we could live on Mars due to the discovery of water but in reality this may not be true
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Strong Verification
Applied to things that can be verified conclusively by observation or experience
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Weak Verification
Statement that has no absolute proof but there is a likelihood of truth
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Falsification
Princples can be proven true by knowing what evidence can be against it
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Demarcation Problem
How to distinguish between scientific and non scientific information
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Bliks
Ways of seeing the world that are significant to the individual
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Language Games
Wittgenstein's argument for why language is meaningful; similar to a semantic field
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Via Negativa
Also known as the Apophatic Way. Say what God isn't instead of what he is to gain greater understanding
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Symbol
(Tillich) Using images and indirect suggestion to express mystical ideas, emotions, and states of mind.
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Analogy
(Aquinas) a comparison between one thing and another for the purpose of explanation or clarification.
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Univocal language
Language that only has one meaning
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Equivocal Language
Language that has more than one meaning
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Analogy of Attribution
an analogy that discusses the attributes of something to increase our understanding such as 'good' and 'just'
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Analogy of Proportion
An analogy that highlights the nature/standards of something
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Models
(Ramsey) Simplier ideas that helps gain understanding of complex ones
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Qualifiers
(Ramsey) Showcase limitations of models
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Analogical Language
Language that is based on, involving, or expressing an analogy.
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