Empiricism

Word EMPIRICISM
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Hyphenation em pir i cism
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Definitions and meanings of "Empiricism"

What do we mean by empiricism?

The view that experience, especially of the senses, is the only source of knowledge. noun

Employment of empirical methods, as in science. noun

An empirical conclusion. noun

The practice of medicine that disregards scientific theory and relies solely on practical experience. noun

The character of being empirical; reliance on direct experience and observation rather than on theory; empirical method; especially, an undue reliance upon mere individual experience. noun

In medicine, the practice of empirics; hence, quackery; the pretension of an ignorant person to medical skill. noun

The metaphysical theory that all ideas are derived from sensuous experience—that is, that there are no innate or a priori conceptions. noun

The method or practice of an empiric; pursuit of knowledge by observation and experiment. noun

Specifically, a practice of medicine founded on mere experience, without the aid of science or a knowledge of principles; ignorant and unscientific practice; charlatanry; quackery. noun

The philosophical theory which attributes the origin of all our knowledge to experience. noun

A pursuit of knowledge purely through experience, especially by means of observation and sometimes by experimentation. noun

A practice of medicine founded on mere experience, without the aid of science or a knowledge of principles; ignorant and unscientific practice; the method or practice of an empiric. noun

The application of empirical methods in any art or science noun

(philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience noun

Medical practice and advice based on observation and experience in ignorance of scientific findings noun

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The word "empiricism" in example sentences

In philosophy, the term empiricism is used to describe a number of distinct philosophical attitudes, practices, and propositions. ❋ Unknown (2006)

Libertarians argue that there are limits to reason — your empiricism is welcome here! ❋ Unknown (2010)

One was a great rationalist, an apostle of individual liberty, an enemy of dogma and a believer in empiricism as the source of all knowledge; the other was a Mexican nun who lived her entire life in the closed, authoritarian society that was colonial empire of New Spain. ❋ Unknown (2008)

One of the amusing things about empiricism is that it makes the having of observable consequences a criterion of reality. ❋ Unknown (2007)

But this sort of "logical empiricism" is at best a very crude method for assessing the goodness of arguments. ❋ Unknown (2007)

Vividbleau wrote: ya know its gotta be scary for them to come to grips with the fact that their empiricism is self refuting. ❋ Unknown (2007)

Im afraid just like your other examples you have repeatedly given this too will not register … ya know its gotta be scary for them to come to grips with the fact that their empiricism is self refuting. ❋ Unknown (2007)

July 9th, 2007 at 5: 35 pm salimfahdley wrote: me: One of the amusing things about empiricism is that it makes the having of observable consequences a criterion of reality. ❋ Unknown (2007)

But I worry that this new generation of quantitative empiricism is crowding out qualitative empiricism and what is pejoratively called “casual” empiricism. ❋ Unknown (2005)

Seems to me a combination of both coupled with some good old fashioned empiricism is the path to warranted belief. ❋ Unknown (2005)

In a historiography of Hegelian ancestry, which proceeded by way of successive self-transcend - ings and saw in English empiricism only the prepara - tion for the Critique of Kant, it was not difficult to come quickly to a judgment of Baconian bankruptcy. ❋ PAOLO ROSSI (1968)

If we wish to delude the human race we might resort to what was once called 'clipped currency,' but the opinion of all those who do not believe in economic and social empiricism is quite clear-inflation is the road which leads to catastrophe. ❋ Unknown (1934)

What do the terms empiricism and rationalism mean? ❋ William James (1876)

But theorists for whom this kind of empiricism is often a thrilling novelty often seem disposed to draw sweeping inferences from thin data that’s susceptible of many interpretations. ❋ Unknown (2007)

But Locke is most famous for developing a system of knowledge that underlies modern science, called empiricism. ❋ Shawn Lawrence Otto (2012)

Josh Marshall has nailed it --- he says that the Republican party no longer believes in empiricism. ❋ Nick Anthis (2006)

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