Roman Ingarden offered a strong criticism of the
verifiability principle in his talk delivered at the 8th
International Congress in Prague in 1934. Ingarden argued that this
principle either violates itself or smuggles a hidden sense. In this
paper I show that Ingarden-like arguments about smuggled (but this
pejorative qualification is skipped) meaning apply not only to the
criteria of sense, but also to other semantic assertions within
language-hierarchies in Tarski’s sense.