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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Economics is an empirical science but the ability to make experiments is limited when compared to what is possible with the physical sciences.
Nor is Benedict XVI really an advocate of "intelligent design" in the American sense, since intelligent design theorists typically assert that data from biology and other empirical sciences, by itself, requires the hypothesis of a designer.
For Condorcet the bridge linking empirical science to social planning was the "calculus of probabilities.
Even as he resisted the 'grey truth' of empirical science, there is a strongly scientific cast to a lot of Yeats's occult meanderings.
The author concludes well by saying "if empirical science is augmented by underlying metaphysical framework that can accommodate all levels of knowledge and domains of human experience, then we expect the science to become a ladder that can elevate one to the frontier of the physical and metaphysical" (p.
History is not an empirical science, so we cannot determine how rapidly Muslims would have conquered the same territory minus the fierce opposition put up, say, by the Hospitallers across the Mediterranean.
I'm sorry, but as well as the solid empirical science behind our distaste for abortion, we can't help a bit of emotion creeping into the subject here and there.
However, unlike the systematic journey towards seeming certainty of empirical science, mathematics deals in certainties with a striking immediacy.
In the best spirit of empirical science, then, this amounts to a confirmation of these results.
Randall & Buchler's college text first published in 1942 -- to realize that Hodder's principal claim (1997: 693) that 'excavation method, data collection and recording all depend on interpretation' is an acknowledged tenet of empirical science.
Chapter 11 will be of special interest to methodologists: It takes on the argument of philosopher-of-science Alexander Rosenberg [3] that economics is "mathematical politics," not empirical science.
Finally, he attempts to draw upon empirical science, including physics, chemistry, and sociobiology, to illustrate the influence of Bacon on our views of both religion and politics.
Shattuck, Bowditch and Walcott had used general empirical science as the basis for their medical and statistical data to argue for cleaning up industrial wastes and protecting the general environment.
The practices of empirical science and secular ethics allow moral strangers to cooperate without any necessary direct reference to their motivations (selfinterest altruism, the glory of God, etc.
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