Examinando la teoría verificacionista del significado


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This paper purports to analyze the verificationist theory of meaning proposed by logical positivism. According to this theory, only sentences verifiably by means of empirical observation have meanings. Our purpose is to show the reasons why the verificationist theory collapses. In order to do so, we will examine both the internal and external critiques to it. Among the internal critiques, we will show the logical positivists’ failed attempts to formulate an adequate weak verification criterion. Among the external critiques, we will focus on the ones formulated by J.L. Austin on the basis of his theory of performative utterances
Keywords positivismo lógico  logical positivism  meaning  “performative” utterances  verification  verificación  J.L. Austin  significado  enunciados “realizativos”  Austin
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