Analytic Philosophy

The Vienna Circle

What is verificationism?

Verificationism is a theory of meaning. The meaning of a statement is its empirical methods of verification that ultimately yield sensory information. For contemporary verificationists such as Michael Dummett (1925–) this meant that the truth of sentences must be related to the ways in which they are or can be verified.


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