unverifiability

unverifiability

(ˌʌnvɛrɪfaɪəˈbɪlɪtɪ)
n
the quality or state of being unverifiable
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What are the ultimate limits to computational techniques: verifier theory and unverifiability.
The confessional writer inevitably separates himself from the 'I' of the written discourse, because of the inherent unverifiability of his references.
In reduced form, combining Mueller's Lemma and both corollaries I deduce that "the asperity among economists, up to heresy charges, is proportional to their theories' incongruence with Scholastic economic theory and, thus, unverifiability.
16) In James's famous 1906 lecture series on pragmatism, he dispensed with transcendental ideals because of their ultimate unverifiability and insisted instead on practical effects.
Foucault notes that this design "assures the automatic functioning of power" by arranging for the visibility of the vestiges of power (the inmates can see the watchtower even if not the watchman) and the unverifiability of that power: the inmates are never certain whether they are being watched, only that they maybe watched (201).
And what distinguishes this new theory of ethical choice from an older theory of the autonomous liberal subject is the self-consciously unverifiable status of the alterity that the ethical subject seeks to produce--an unverifiability that retains the post-structuralist's skepticism about knowledge as a tool of hegemony while bestowing upon epistemological uncertainty a positive ethical content.
48) See Goetz & Scott, supra note 10, at 1296 (discussing likely error costs of judicial enforcement in this area); Scott, supra note 46, at 87-90 (portraying the unverifiability of information like a party's valuation of the contract as a barrier to the efficient formation of contracts); Scott, supra note 30, at 1687 (analyzing the role of indefiniteness in the resolution of contract suits).
The accused queen contrasts the unverifiability of her virtue with the speedy spread of the rumor of its demise in an important apostrophe: "report is plumed with Time's feathers, and envy oftentimes soundeth Fame's trumpet: thy suspected adultery shall fly in the air and thy known virtues shall lie hid in the earth" (192).
In the unmodified underlining game, the unverifiability of individual contributions to team research gives junior authors a valuable bargaining chip.
Chicago schooler Robert Bork has been so bold as to celebrate the empirical unverifiability of price theory.
13) Yet, at the same time, the marvel can also serve paradoxically to validate the truth of the rest of the narrative precisely because of its own unverifiability.
The play, the placement of these materials is just oblique enough for some innate unverifiability to radiate and linger: the more time spent with his precise, blank, space-age-bachelor-pad environments, like maquettes Klaus Nomie might have made had he been an architect rather than a disco opera singer, the stranger and funnier they become.