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[catalogued under 19. Language / A. Nature of Meaning / 5. Meaning as Verification]

Full Idea

You couldn't directly verify that the whole universe had stopped for one hour, but you might indirectly verify it (by prediction) - but then almost anything could be very indirectly verified.

Gist of Idea

A one hour gap in time might be indirectly verified, but then almost anything could be


Georges Rey (Contemporary Philosophy of Mind [1997], 5.4)

Book Reference

Rey,Georges: 'Contemporary Philosophy of Mind' [Blackwell 1997], p.156

A Reaction

Does indirect verification include time travel? Or perfect knowledge of quantum theory, and total knowledge of quantum states. Laplace's Hypothesis.