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1. empiricism

noun. ['ɛmˈpɪrəˌsɪzəm'] (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience.

Synonyms

  • experimentalism
  • logical positivism
  • sensationalism
  • positivism
  • British empiricism
  • philosophical doctrine
  • philosophical theory

Etymology

  • ἐμπειρία (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Example sentences of the word empiricism


1. Noun, singular or mass
Rationalism and empiricism are two schools of philosophy which are sometimes opposed to one another.

Quotes containing the word empiricism


1. It's so hard to believe in anything anymore. I mean, it's like, religion, you really can't take it seriously, because it seems so mythological, it seems so arbitrary...but, on the other hand, science is just pure empiricism, and by virtue of its method, it excludes metaphysics. I guess I wouldn't believe in anything anymore if it weren't for my lucky astrology mood watch.
- Steve Martin

2. Empiricism teaches that there is a real world of fixed things on the outside and that ideas of these outside things are stamped on the mind which is at the beginning of life a blank.
- Holly Estil Cunningham, An Introduction to Philosophy

2. empiricism

noun. ['ɛmˈpɪrəˌsɪzəm'] medical practice and advice based on observation and experience in ignorance of scientific findings.

Synonyms

  • quackery

Antonyms

  • unsensational
  • negativeness

Etymology

  • ἐμπειρία (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

3. empiricism

noun. ['ɛmˈpɪrəˌsɪzəm'] the application of empirical methods in any art or science.

Synonyms

  • investigation

Antonyms

  • environmentalism
  • hereditarianism

Etymology

  • ἐμπειρία (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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