logical positivist
noun see logical positivism

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  • logical positivism — noun Date: 1931 a 20th century philosophical movement that holds characteristically that all meaningful statements are either analytic or conclusively verifiable or at least confirmable by observation and experiment and that metaphysical theories …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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