Logical empiricism in philosophy of education

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Logical Empiricism

Logical empiricism is a philosophic movement rather than a set of doctrines, and it flourished in the s and 30s in several centers in Europe and in the 40s and 50s in the United States. It had several different leaders whose views changed considerably over time. Moreover, these thinkers differed from one another, often sharply. Because logical empiricism is here construed as a movement rather than as doctrine, there is probably no important position that all logical empiricists shared—including, surprisingly enough, empiricism. And while most participants in the movement were empiricists of one form or another, they disagreed on what the best form of empiricism was and on the cognitive status of empiricism. What held the group together was a common concern for scientific methodology and the important role that science could play in reshaping society. Within that scientific methodology the logical empiricists wanted to find a natural and important role for logic and mathematics and to find an understanding of philosophy according to which it was part of the scientific enterprise.

Logical positivism , later called logical empiricism , and both of which together are also known as neopositivism , was a movement in Western philosophy whose central thesis was the verification principle also known as the verifiability criterion of meaning.
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Logical Empiricism

There are many strange sentences that men use. Compare these two: 1 Wheat is a major crop in Kansas, and 2 the fountain of youth is located in Kansas. Each has a subject, a verb, and a predicate. The first sentence is regarded as true in a matter-of-fact way. The second one may bring a smile or wrinkle to your face.

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