Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Author Item Excerpt Meta data
Fodor, Jerry
Books on Amazon
Verification (Confirmation) IV 44
Verification/Peirce: Confirmation relations are ipso facto semantical. - QuineVs: Evidence is not semantic - "otherwise it would be a priori" -
IV 50
Verification/verification conditions/Quine/Fodor/Lepore: QDT thesis: verification conditions are a posteriori - "ie verification: it is a question of scientific discovery what confirms what-" (not a matter of meaning!) - "Problem: if then th confirmation relations are revisable and meaning depends on verification, then statements cannot have their meanings essentially-" then statements cannot be formulas + semantic assessment -

J. Fodor/E. Lepore
Holism Cambridge USA Oxford UK 1992

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-03-30