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    Verificationism and (Some of) its Discontents.Thomas Uebel - 2019 - Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy 7 (4):1-31.
    Verificationism has had a bad press for many years. The view that the meaning of our words is bound up with the discernible difference it would make if what we say, think or write were true or false, nowadays is scorned as “positivist” though it was shared by eminent empiricists and pragmatists. This paper seeks to sort through some of the complexities of what is often portrayed as an unduly simplistic conception. I begin with an overview of its main (...)
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    Verificationism: Its History and Prospects.C. J. Misak - 1995 - Routledge.
    Verificationism is the first comprehensive history of a concept that dominated philosophy and scientific methodology between the 1930s and 1960s,surveying the precursors,the main proponents and the rehabilitators. This title available in eBook format. Click here for more information . Visit our eBookstore at: www.ebookstore.tandf.co.uk.
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  3. Verificationism and a Causal Account of Meaning.Dennis Stampe - 1986 - Synthese 69 (October):107-37.
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    Verificationism Then and Now.Per Martin-löf - 1995 - Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook 3:187-196.
    The term verificationism is used in two different ways: the first is in relation to the verification principle of meaning, which we usually and rightly associate with the logical empiricists, although, as we now know, it derives in reality from Wittgenstein, and the second is in relation to the theory of meaning for intuitionistic logic that has been developed, beginning of course with Brouwer, Heyting and Kolmogorov in the twenties and early thirties, but in much more detail lately, particularly (...)
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    Verificationists Versus Realists: The Battle Over Knowability.Peter Marton - 2006 - Synthese 151 (1):81-98.
    Verificationism is the doctrine stating that all truths are knowable. Fitch’s knowability paradox, however, demonstrates that the verificationist claim (all truths are knowable) leads to “epistemic collapse”, i.e., everything which is true is (actually) known. The aim of this article is to investigate whether or not verificationism can be saved from the effects of Fitch’s paradox. First, I will examine different strategies used to resolve Fitch’s paradox, such as Edgington’s and Kvanvig’s modal strategy, Dummett’s and Tennant’s restriction strategy, (...)
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  6. Verificationism and Transcendental Arguments.Richard Rorty - 1971 - Noûs 5 (1):3-14.
  7. Verificationism and Non-Distributive Knowledge.Timothy Williamson - 1993 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 71 (1):78 – 86.
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    Verificationism and the Manifestations of Meaning.Anthony Appiah & Dorothy Edgington - 1985 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 59 (1):17 - 52.
  9. Is Quine a Verificationist?Panu Raatikainen - 2003 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 41 (3):399-409.
    For example, Cheryl Misak in her book-length examination of verificationism writes that ‘the holist [such as Quine] need not reject verificationism, if it is suitably formulated. Indeed, Quine often describes himself as a verificationist’.[iii] Misak concludes that Quine ‘can be described as a verificationist who thinks that the unit of meaning is large’;[iv] and when comparing Dummett and Quine, Misak states that ‘both can be, and in fact are, verificationists’.[v].
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    Verificationism, Realism and Scepticism.Samir Okasha - 2001 - Erkenntnis 55 (3):371-385.
    Verificationism has often seemed attractive to philosophers because of its apparent abilityto deliver us from scepticism. However, I argue that purely epistemological considerationsprovide insufficient reason for embracing verificationism over realism. I distinguish twotypes of sceptical problem: those that stem from underdetermination by the actual data,and those that stem from underdetermination by all possible data. Verificationismevades problems of the second sort, but is powerless in the face of problems of the firstsort. But problems of the first sort are equally (...)
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  11. Objectivity Refigured: Pragmatism Without Verificationism.Mark Johnston - 1993 - In John Haldane & Crispin Wright (eds.), Reality, Representation, and Projection. Oxford University Press. pp. 85--130.
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    Fitch's Proof, Verificationism, and the Knower Paradox.J. C. Beall - 2000 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 78 (2):241 – 247.
    I have argued that without an adequate solution to the knower paradox Fitch's Proof is- or at least ought to be-ineffective against verificationism. Of course, in order to follow my suggestion verificationists must maintain that there is currently no adequate solution to the knower paradox, and that the paradox continues to provide prima facie evidence of inconsistent knowledge. By my lights, any glimpse at the literature on paradoxes offers strong support for the first thesis, and any honest, non-dogmatic reflection (...)
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    Verificationism: Its History and Prospects.Colin Cheyne - 1997 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 48 (1):140-142.
  14. Verificationism as Philosophical Narcissism.Mark Johnston - 1993 - Philosophical Perspectives 7:307-330.
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  15. Verificationism and the Transition.Diego Marconi - unknown
    The connection between sense, verification, and mode of verification never entirely disappeared from Wittgenstein’s philosophy. However, there was a time – the years 1929– 1932 – when Wittgenstein upheld explicitly verificationist views: he identified a proposition’s meaning with the mode or method of its verification, and he said that to understand a proposition is to know how the proposition is verified. This has been regarded as puzzling, in view of the fact that the Tractatus is usually considered not to be (...)
     
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  16. Verificationism Revisited.Ruth Weintraub - 2003 - Ratio 16 (1):83–98.
    I aim to stand the received view about verificationism on its head. It is commonly thought that verificationism is a powerful philosophical tool, which we could deploy very effectively if only it weren’t so hopelessly implausible. On the contrary, I argue. Verificationism - if properly construed - may well be true. But its philosophical applications are chimerical.
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    Semantic Verificationism, Linguistic Behaviorism, and Translation.Dorit Bar-On - 1992 - Philosophical Studies 66 (3):235 - 259.
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    Can Verificationists Make Mistakes?Louise M. Antony - 1987 - American Philosophical Quarterly 24 (3):225 - 236.
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    Verificationism, Anti‐Realism and Idealism.Ralph C. S. Walker - 1995 - European Journal of Philosophy 3 (3):257-272.
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    Verificationism, Scepticism, and the Private Language Argument.Charles E. Marks - 1975 - Philosophical Studies 28 (3):151-171.
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    Was Carnap a Complete Verificationist in the Aufbau?Richard Creath - 1982 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1982:384 - 393.
    It is argued that Carnap was not a complete verificationist in the Aufbau despite the widespread view that he was. That doctrine would be intrinsic to constructionalism only if either of two additional assumptions are made, and there is no reason to believe that Carnap made these assumptions. Further, in the Aufbau Carnap did not demand verifiability independently of constructionalism, and his clear rejection of verifiability in Pseudoproblems counts heavily against his ever having accepted it in the Aufbau.
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    Wittgenstein and Strong Mathematical Verificationism.Cyrus Panjvani - 2006 - Philosophical Quarterly 56 (224):406–425.
    Wittgenstein is accused by Dummett of radical conventionalism, the view that the necessity of any statement is a matter of express linguistic convention, i.e., a decision. This conventionalism is alleged to follow, in Wittgenstein's middle period, from his 'concept modification thesis', that a proof significantly changes the sense of the proposition it aims to prove. I argue for the assimilation of this thesis to Wittgenstein's 'no-conjecture thesis' concerning mathematical statements. Both flow from a strong verificationist view of mathematics held by (...)
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    Einstein's Brand of Verificationism.James Robert Brown - 1987 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 2 (1):33 – 54.
    (1987). Einstein's brand of verificationism. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science: Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 33-54. doi: 10.1080/02698598708573301.
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    The Continental Origins of Verificationism.Abraham D. Stone - 2005 - Angelaki 10 (1):129 – 143.
    (2005). The Continental Origins of Verificationism. Angelaki: Vol. 10, continental philosophy and the sciences the german traditionissue editor: damian veal, pp. 129-143.
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  25. Verificationism: Its History and Prospects.C. J. Misak - 1995 - Routledge.
    _Verificationism_ is the first comprehensive history of a concept that dominated philosophy and scientific methodology between the 1930s and the 1960s. The verificationist principle - the concept that a belief with no connection to experience is spurious - is the most sophisticated version of empiricism. More flexible ideas of verification are now being rehabilitated by a number of philosophers. C.J. Misak surveys the precursors, the main proponents and the rehabilitators. Unlike traditional studies, she follows verificationist theory beyond the demise of (...)
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    Verificationism and the Principle of Non-Contradiction.A. C. H. Wright - 1984 - History and Philosophy of Logic 5 (2):195-217.
    Papineau has suggested that the Principle of Non-Contradiction is a logical law that ?verificationists? are not entitled to claim as a prioritrue. The Principle, like that of Excluded Middle, is not sufficiently grounded in the ?miserly? epistemology of verificationism to be proven in ?verificationist logic?. We examine who might be challenged by this claim: who are the ?verificationists?? We defend our candidates against Papineau's criticisms and other attacks, but this leaves the verificationist open to a different criticism.
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    Realism, Verificationism and Underdetermination.John Wright - 1985 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 23 (4):503-529.
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    Realism, Verificationism and Underdetermination.John Wright - 1985 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 23 (4):503-529.
  29. Verificationism in the Tractatus?Diego Marconi - unknown
    In the following, I will mean by ‘verificationism’ the doctrine according to which understanding a sentence entails that one knows how to verify it, i.e. how to determine its truth value. It is not the only possible meaning of ‘verificationism’, nor perhaps the most common. However, it is with reference to this sense of ‘verificationism’ that I am going to ask the question whether the Tractatus is committed to verificationism.
     
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  30. Minimal Verificationism: On the Limits of Knowledge.Gordian Haas - 2015 - De Gruyter.
    Verificationism has been a hallmark of logical empiricism. According to this principle, a sentence is insignificant in a certain sense if its truth value cannot be determined. Although logical empiricists strove for decades to develop an adequate principle of verification, they failed to resolve its problems. This led to a general abandonment of the verificationist project in the early 1960s. In the last 50 years, this view has received tremendously bad press. Today it is mostly regarded as an outdated (...)
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    The Origins of Wittgenstein's Verificationism.Michael Wrigley - 1989 - Synthese 78 (3):265 - 290.
    The question is raised of the source of the extreme verificationist views which Wittgenstein put forward immediately after his return to philosophy in 1929. Since these views appear to be radically different from the ideas put forward in theTractatus some explanation of this dramatic new turn in Wittgenstein''s thought certainly seems to be called for. Wittgenstein''s very low level of interest in philosophy between 1918 and shortly before his return to philosophy is documented. Attention then focuses on the crucial period (...)
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  32. Verificationism and the Manifestations of Meaning.Anthony Appiah & Dorothy Edgington - 1985 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Supplementary Volumes( 59:17-52.
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    Peirce’s Verificationist Realism.Manley Thompson - 1978 - Review of Metaphysics 32 (1):74 - 98.
    As even a cursory glance at Peirce’s Collected Papers makes apparent, he is an extremely unsystematic and difficult writer. In this paper, I want to sort out some of the main arguments that connect his verificationism with his realism and his metaphysics. I pay particular attention to his contrast between individuals and universals and its bearing on his doctrine of perceptual judgment and abductive inference. In the final section, I turn to two criticisms of Peircean realism urged by Quine (...)
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    4 Minimal Verificationism.Gordian Haas - 2015 - In Minimal Verificationism: On the Limits of Knowledge. De Gruyter. pp. 63-90.
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    Verificationism and Anti-Realism.Kenneth Rogerson - 1991 - Southwest Philosophy Review 7 (1):69-80.
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    Quine and Verificationism.Dag Prawitz - 1994 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 37 (4):487 – 494.
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    Chapter 17. Meaning and Holistic Verificationism.Scott Soames - 2003 - In Philosophical Analysis in the Twentieth Century, Volume 1: The Dawn of Analysis. Princeton University Press. pp. 378-405.
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    Methodological Verificationism and Truth-Conditions: A Response to Medina.Richard Amesbury - 2003 - Philosophical Investigations 26 (3):271–277.
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  39. Verificationism, Conventionalism, and a Priori Inference.Boris Kment - 2000
     
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    Verificationism and Dogmatism.Kenneth Konyndyk - 1977 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 8 (1):1 - 17.
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    Some Remarks on Verificationistic Theories of Meaning.Dag Prawitz - 1987 - Synthese 73 (3):471 - 477.
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    The Continental Origins of Verificationism: Natorp, Husserl and Carnap on the Object as Infinitely Determinable X.Abraham D. Stone - 2005 - Angelaki 10 (1):129-143.
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    Measurement and the Verificationist Theory/Observation Distinction.Miklavž Vospernik - 2004 - Acta Analytica 19 (33):95-117.
    In the following article, we propose to show that following the general verificationist epistemic programme (its demand that the truth of our judgments be verifiable), the analysis of measurement on the one hand, and the classical positivist analysis of common-sense observation on the other, do not lead to same conclusions. This is especially important, because the differences in conclusions concern the positivist theory/observation distinction. In particular, the analysis of measurement does not fully support this distinction. This fact might have important (...)
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    Verificationism: Its History and Prospects.Jack Kaminsky - 2003 - International Studies in Philosophy 35 (4):379-380.
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    Verificationism: Its History and Prospects. [REVIEW]Jack Kaminsky - 2003 - International Studies in Philosophy 35 (4):379-380.
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    Prawitz's Version of Verificationism.Lars Bergström - 1998 - Theoria 64 (2-3):139-156.
  47. Verificationism and Wittgenstein's Reflections on Mathematics'.Max Black - 1965 - Revue Internationale de Philosophie 23 (2):284-298.
     
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    Verificationism Revisited: A Conversation.Max Black - 1982 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 16 (1):35-47.
    The original version of the Principle of Verifiabüity (PV), formulated as "The meaning of a proposition is the method of its verification" (Schlick, quoting Wittgenstein), can be criticised as ungrammatical. Schlick's claim that it was a "truism" reflecting commonsense and scientific practice is refuted by PV's paradoxical consequences. Its users faüed to distinguish between operational and situational readings, the latter of which invokes a mythology of comparison with "facts". Wittgenstein rightly described PV as a "rule of thumb" of limited usefulness.
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    Verificationism Revisited: A Conversation.Max Black - 1982 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 16 (1):35-47.
    The original version of the Principle of Verifiabüity, formulated as "The meaning of a proposition is the method of its verification", can be criticised as ungrammatical. Schlick's claim that it was a "truism" reflecting commonsense and scientific practice is refuted by PV's paradoxical consequences. Its users faüed to distinguish between operational and situational readings, the latter of which invokes a mythology of comparison with "facts". Wittgenstein rightly described PV as a "rule of thumb" of limited usefulness.
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    The Verificationist in Spite of Himself.Amy M. Schmitter - 2003 - History and Theory 42 (3):412–423.
    Review Essay of Keith Moxey, The Practice of Persuasion: Paradox and Power in Art History.
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