[ExI] Striving for Objectivity Across Different Cultures

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Wed Aug 13 12:24:27 UTC 2008

2008/8/13 Lee Corbin <lcorbin at rawbw.com>:

> Yes, but aren't you speaking of XX positivism?  Sorry---you might be
> unfamiliar with the English term. It's used to mean the Vienna Circle
> evolved instrumentalist philosophy that rules out of bounds or
> meaningless anything that cannot be scientifically measured.

"Meaningless" or "nonsense" in a rather technical sense. The logical
positivists allowed that there could be statements which were neither
empirical nor analytic, and therefore strictly nonsense, but
nevertheless *interesting* nonsense.

Stathis Papaioannou

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