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The Logic Logical Positivism


Anthony J. Fejfar, B.A., J.D., Esq., Coif

© Copyright 2009 by Anthony J. Fejfar

The accepted definition of Logical Positivism is: “the only information that is

valid is that which comes from rigorous logical inferences from sense experience.”

Previously, I have argued that sense experience is an unreliable indicator of reality

because of existence of sensory illusions and because the central nervous system filters

out much of our sense experience.

Now, I would like to make the argument that there is no universally accepted

canon of Logic. For example, I have come up with a new logical rule that:”a a concept

which cannot allow for its own existence is fallacious and invalid.” So, for example, I

have argued that refication, as described by academic Peter Gabel is invalid because:

“reification is itself a reifed concept and therefore invalid.” Now, the question is

whether everyone will accept my new rule as valid. Many may not, and therefore, once

again we cannot say that Logical Positivism is a valid philosophy.

Further, one might note that Logical Positivism itself, as defined above, is not itself

based upon rigorous inferences from sense experience. In fact the whole idea of Logical

Positivism is really Metaphysical and not itself based upon sense experience.