logical positivist

logical positivist
someone who maintains that any statement that cannot be verified empirically is meaningless
Derivationally related forms: ↑logical positivism
Hypernyms: ↑positivist, ↑rationalist

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a philosophical school influenced by positivism and symbolic logic, that accepts as meaningful only the analytic propositions of logic and mathematics and propositions that can be verified by empirical procedures.
logical positivist.

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