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Question 1

Logical Positivism's Verification Theory of Meaning

Appeared in Year: 2016 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

Consider the following statements with reference to logical positivism and mark the correct code:

(i) Strong verification requires that to be meaningful a statement should be verifiable or falsifiable by direct confrontation with experience.

(ii) Logical positivism employs verifiability as the criterion of meaning.

(iii) Strong verification requires both direct and indirect methods of verifiability. (July)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Only (i) is true.

b.

Only (iii) is true.

c.

Only (i) and (iii) are true.

d.

Only (i) and (ii) are true.

Question 2

Logical Positivism's Verification Theory of Meaning

Appeared in Year: 2014 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

Mark the correct symbolization for given statement:

Statement: If anything is damaged, someone will be blamed. (June Paper - 3)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

b.

c.

d.

Question does not provide sufficient data or is vague

Question 3

Logical Positivism's Verification Theory of Meaning

Appeared in Year: 2014 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

A Hypothesis is scientifically valuable if it is (June Paper - 3)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Verifiable

b.

Opposed to established scientific law

c.

Opposed to religious belief

d.

In agreement with a religious belief

Question 4

Logical Positivism's Verification Theory of Meaning

Appeared in Year: 2013 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

Which of the theories given below holds the position that ‘object of knowledge owes its existence as well as its properties to the creative activity of the knowing mind’ ? (December paper 3)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Absolute Idealism

b.

Epistemological Idealism

c.

Metaphysical Idealism

d.

Phenomenalism

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