Phil HL - Religious Language - Falsification Principle

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Phil HL - Religious Language - Falsification Principle

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Phil HL - Religious Language - Falsification Principle
1 Falsification
1.1 For a sentence to be meaningful, it must be able to be falsified
1.1.1 religious statements are immune to falsification therefore are meaningless
1.1.1.1 God moves in mysterious ways (can't be falsified)
2 RM Hare
2.1 Religious statements are not assertions
2.1.1 therefore not verifiable or falsifiable
2.1.1.1 meaningless
2.2 Bliks: perspectives you consider when interpreting a sentence
2.2.1 A religious person's blik:
2.2.1.1 many things count as evidence for God
2.2.1.1.1 a beautiful sunset
2.2.1.1.2 new life
3 extra
3.1 a statement must be bound by some criteria to be useful/meaningful
3.1.1 meaningless if not open to some process of falsification/verification
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