a philosophical movement that stresses the function of philosophy as a method of criticizing and analyzing science and that rejects all transcendental metaphysics, statements of fact being held to be meaningful only if they have verifiable consequences in experience and in statements of logic, mathematics, or philosophy itself, and with such statements of fact deriving their validity from the rules of language.
Sounds similar to logical positivism to me--a philosophically bankrupt perspective that died out decades ago.
Look up positivism and logical positivism and see why these paradigms are dead.
The paper suggests that logical positivism and personalism have contributed to this change in values orientation.
British Dictionary definitions for logical positivism
a philosophical theory that holds to be meaningful only those propositions that can be analysed by the tools of logic into elementary propositions that are either tautological or are empirically verifiable. It therefore rejects metaphysics, theology, and sometimes ethics as meaningless