Existential Statements

Some articles on statements, existential statements:

Falsifiability - Naïve Falsification - Two Types of Statements: Observational and Categorical
... Popper gave falsifiability a renewed emphasis as a criterion of empirical statements in science ... Popper noticed that two types of statements are of particular value to scientists ... The first are statements of observations, such as "there is a white swan." Logicians call these statements singular existential statements, since they assert the ...

Famous quotes containing the words statements and/or existential:

    A sentence is made up of words, a statement is made in words.... Statements are made, words or sentences are used.
    —J.L. (John Langshaw)

    One of the most horrible, yet most important, discoveries of our age has been that, if you really wish to destroy a person and turn him into an automaton, the surest method is not physical torture, in the strict sense, but simply to keep him awake, i.e., in an existential relation to life without intermission.
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