https://jhaponline.org/jhap/issue/feed Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy 2019-07-17T15:08:25-04:00 Marcus Rossberg marcus.rossberg@uconn.edu Open Journal Systems <p>JHAP aims to promote research in and discussion of the history of analytical philosophy. <a href="/jhap/about">Read more ...</a></p> https://jhaponline.org/jhap/article/view/3535 Verificationism and (Some of) its Discontents 2019-07-17T15:08:25-04:00 Thomas Uebel thomas.e.uebel@manchester.ac.uk <p>Verificationism has had a bad press for many years. The view that the meaning of our words is bound up with the discernible difference it would make if what we say, think or write were true or false, nowadays is scorned as “positivist” though it was shared by eminent empiricists and pragmatists. This paper seeks to sort through some of the complexities of what is often portrayed as an unduly simplistic conception. I begin with an overview of its main logical empiricist varieties before considering which aspects of it fall victim to which of the three major types of objection that have been raised against it. I will conclude that what is left standing is a modest proposal that seems worth further investigation.</p> 2019-06-04T00:00:00-04:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##