logical positivismlogical positivism
a movement in philosophy which tests all statements by reference to sense experience or the structure of language and is concerned with the unification of the sciences through a common logical language
also called logical empiricism
A philosophy asserting the primacy of observation in assessing the truth of statements of fact and holding that metaphysical and subjective arguments not based on observable data are meaningless. Also called logical empiricism.
- (philosophy) A 20th century school of philosophy which held that all knowledge is based on logical inferences from empirical observations.