Percy Williams Bridgman Quotes

Percy Williams Bridgman Quotes: If a specific question has meaning, it must be possible to find operations by which an answer may be given to it ... I believe that many of the questions asked about social and philosophical subjects will be found to be meaningless when examined from the point of view of operations.
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Percy Williams Bridgman Quote: The true meaning of a term is to be found by observing what a man does with it, not by what he says about it.
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Quotes about Percy Williams Bridgman: The operational approach demands that we make our reports and do our thinking in the freshest terms of which we are capable, in which we strip off the sophistications of millenia of culture and report as directly as we can on what happens.
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Quote about Percy Williams Bridgman: But ... the working scientist ... is not consciously following any prescribed course of action, but feels complete freedom to utilize any method or device whatever which in the particular situation before him seems likely to yield the correct answer. ... No one standing on the outside can predict what the individual scientist will do or what method he will follow.
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