empiricism

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the application of empirical methods in any art or science

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

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Italian scholars since the 1920s have discussed Green's ethics and his theory of political obligation, and many of them have defended Green from the charge of British empiricists that he was in thrall to German idealism.
The 24 selections present writings by and criticism of towering 18th-century British empiricists John Locke, George Berkeley, and David Hume.
In this article, we will instead attempt an overarching exposition of two overlapping but divergent paradigms of empiricism: (a) strict empiricism, representing most of the British empiricists and ancient skeptics and (b) mitigated, or metaphysical, (1) empiricism represented by Aristotle and St.
Though nominally influenced by the British empiricists of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Byrne explains, Burke in fact resists the atomistic inclinations that tended to characterize this philosophical tradition.
The focus, naturally enough, is on Kant's most celebrated and influential works, the Critiques, but issues from earlier in his career are discussed as well, including Kant's cosmology and his debts to Liebniz and to the British Empiricists.
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