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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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Although best known for Main Currents of Marxism, a monumental three-volume dissection of "the greatest fantasy of our century," Kolakowski is also the author of a score of books on philosophical and theological topics from Plotinus and the Church fathers, to the English empiricists, Edmund Husserl, and Henri Bergson.
The first letter by Leibniz, sent originally to Caroline, princess of Wales, makes four points directed against the English empiricists, especially John Locke and Sir Isaac Newton.
Historicists have always been masochists, good old English empiricists.
Hegel's target is immediate knowledge, which presupposes an epistemological given, in English empiricists such as Bacon and Locke, and in Kant's critical philosophy.
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