Sunday, February 19, 2006

Swift and Simple Refutation of Logical Positivism

Logical positivism is false. The principle of empirical verifiability says that all meaningful statements must be true by definition or empirically testable, but the empirical verifiability principle does not fit into either of these categories. The attempts to create a third category which includes the meaningfulness of the verifiability principle while excluding all metaphysical and theological statements fail. Metaphysical statements are meaningful within a metaphysical context using metaphysical criteria.