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Synonyms for empiricism

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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Rae Langton concludes her famous essay on the silencing effect of pornography by noting unresolved empirical questions.
But this does not negate the point that if private contributions to national defense do not depend exclusively on expected levels of offense, as Newhard's argument requires, market-provided national defense's inefficiency cannot be asserted simply as a matter of logic, but rather remains an (unanswered) empirical question.
For instance, in an influential late twentieth-century article explicating critical legal studies, Joseph Singer stressed that indeterminacy is an empirical question.
But how destructive that actually was is an empirical question where the jury is still out.
Dolan offers a powerful exhortation toward better, more applied research that answers important empirical questions.
While there are several theoretical tradeoffs for each of the approaches, how much the selected methodology matters in practice is an empirical question.
research that focuses on the same empirical question or a host of
The thrust of the analysis is toward the conclusion that this is an empirical question and not a theoretical question.
But whether or not it is the most important component is an empirical question that future comparative studies can tackle.
It remains an empirical question, however, whether these technological advances improve outcomes, reduce costs or both," Riley continued.
not following up every difficult empirical question raised by his
Whether we in fact have free will is not, Balaguer says, strictly speaking a metaphysical question, if metaphysics concerns the state of the world, but rather a simple empirical question about our decisionmaking processes.
But what Palmer presents as a foregone conclusion, is in fact an empirical question for which there exists empirical evidence to the contrary.
Unfortunately, what these relative percentages are is an empirical question--and an empirical question that we don't know the answer to.
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