D'Oro, G (2022) Why the attempt to bury metaphysics failed. IAI News.

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Logical positivism famously dismissed metaphysics as meaningless. It failed to satisfy the verification criterion, according to which for any statement to be meaningful, it has to be able to be verified empirically. As positivists like A.J. Ayer argued, there are no facts that can verify metaphysical theories like idealism and realism, one way or another. This influential critique was responsible for the dismissal of metaphysics in analytic philosophy for decades. But instead of successfully burying metaphysics, logical positivism in fact ends up espousing a metaphysics of its own, argues Giussepina D’Oro. https://iai.tv/articles/why-the-attempt-to-bury-metaphysics-failed-auid-2277?_auid=2020&fbclid=IwAR216yhz-DpNbFeo-MkrsxFQD97fXx635i6pXdqcvU0RUJf7eOMd_SFBm0A

Item Type: Article
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Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social, Political and Global Studies
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2022 08:24
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2022 08:24
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/11711

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