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Philosophy

The study of the truths and principles of being, knowledge, or conduct.

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behaviorism

Philosophy; General philosophy

The view that psychology should, or must, confine itself to describing observable physical behavior. Analytic behaviorism expresses this view as a view about the meaning of ...

atomism

Philosophy; General philosophy

Generally, the view that the whole is nothing more than the sum of its parts. Physically, the view that the universe is composed of independent, self-sufficient atoms (nothing ...

a priori

Philosophy; General philosophy

A sentence, proposition, thought or judgment is a priori (literally “before”) if its truth is not dependent on how our actual experience (experiment and observation) happens to ...

a posteriori

Philosophy; General philosophy

A sentence, proposition, thought, or judgment is a posteriori (literally “after”) if its truth depends on how our actual experience (experiment and observation) turns out. Many ...

analytic

Philosophy; General philosophy

A sentence, proposition, thought, or judgment is analytic if “it is true in virtue of our determination to use (consistently) a particular symbolism or language. ” True, it is ...

truth-functional operator

Philosophy; General philosophy

An operator in a logical language (see sentence logic) is said to be truth functional if and only if the truth value of a proposition in which it appears is wholly determined by ...

theory of truth

Philosophy; General philosophy

This subject could also be called semantics. The correspondence theory of truth insists on the common sense view that what makes a sentence true is its correspondence to something ...