• Share
  • Email
  • Embed
  • Like
  • Save
  • Private Content

Loading…

Flash Player 9 (or above) is needed to view presentations.
We have detected that you do not have it on your computer. To install it, go here.

Like this presentation? Why not share!

Verification And The Vienna Circle

on

  • 3,556 views

Verification is a way of looking at science which defined much of the 20th century in terms of technology. Though perfectly reasonable, it is quite the opposite when compared to Descartes. How can it ...

Verification is a way of looking at science which defined much of the 20th century in terms of technology. Though perfectly reasonable, it is quite the opposite when compared to Descartes. How can it be such a powerful way of thinking then?

Statistics

Views

Total Views
3,556
Views on SlideShare
1,688
Embed Views
1,868

Actions

Likes
1
Downloads
23
Comments
0

10 Embeds 1,868

http://course.bihe-new2.org 1391
http://lablms.org 254
http://course.bihe27.info 121
http://www.lablms.org 68
http://course.bihe26.info 18
http://course1.bihe.org 7
http://course.bihe-new1.org 4
http://course.bihe1.info 2
http://ec2archive.bihe27.info 2
http://course.bihe-new3.org 1
More...

Accessibility

Categories

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Adobe PDF

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

    Verification And The Vienna Circle Verification And The Vienna Circle Presentation Transcript

    • “The Vienna Circle”! Moritz Schlick! (1882 – 1936)
    • Rudolf Carnap! (1891 – 1970)! Kurt Gödel" (1906 – 1978)"
    • Bertrand Russell (1872 – 1970)! Ludwig Wittgenstein" (1989 – 1951)"
    • correspondence theory of truth! The truth of a proposition is determined by its correspondence with empirical phenomena, not by its relationship to other propositions."
    • coherence theory of truth! The truth of a proposition is determined by its relationship to other propositions, not by its correspondence with empirical phenomena."
    • coherence theory of truth:! “It is daytime between 11:00am and 6:00pm.”!
    • correspondence theory of truth:! “It is daytime because the sun is up.”!
    • Midnight in Sweden!
    • verification principle! A proposition is meaningful if its truth value is empirically verifiable."
    • Vienna Circle Manifesto! “First it is empiricist and positivist: there is knowledge only from experience… This sets the limits for the context of legitimate science.”"
    • “Everyone at this picnic is having fun.”"
    • “Everyone at this picnic is smiling.”"
    • Vienna Circle Manifesto! “Second, the scientific world- conception is marked by the application of a certain method, namely logical analysis.”"
    • “What is empirically impossible still remains conceivable, but what is logically impossible is contradictory, and cannot therefore be thought at all.”" Moritz Schlick," “Positivism and Realism”"
    • “There are five people at this picnic.”"
    • “There are five people at this picnic, and they are also not at this picnic.”"
    • “A proposition which is such that the world remains the same whether it be true or false simply says nothing about the world; it is empty and communicates nothing…”" Moritz Schlick," “Positivism and Realism”"
    • “There are four visible people and twelve invisible people at this picnic.”"
    • “There is a world.”"
    • “The world was created by a higher being who left no proof of his existence.”"
    • Vienna Circle vs. Descartes!