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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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The empiricism of the Enlightenment caused the crisis in religion as modern thought demanded evidence before things could be believed in.
Most importantly, Maxwell emphasizes that abandoning standard empiricism and adopting AOE helps to develop a science that is more intelligently and sensitively responsive to human need.
Arguably, then, in such a perspective constructive empiricism is safe, as long as it meets the criteria just mentioned (which it does)--and van Fraassen's exact definition or use of the adjective "observable" is of no impact.
Critique: Empiricism is a theory which states that knowledge comes only or primarily from sensory experience.
Adeptly blending philosophy, history, and politics, Bennett demonstrates how the philosophical debate between empiricism and rationalism is thematized in four major works of modern drama: Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest (1895), Luigi Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of an Author (1921), Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot (1953), and Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woof (1962).
long tradition of engagement with legal empiricism.
Nearly all providers were practising personal empiricism, rarely following any standardised guidelines.
empiricism and nativism are reviewed and critically evaluated.
This criticism refers to methodological dogmatism, lack of empirical evidence that inquiry conducted in the framework of contextual empiricism is conducive to scientific success, and relativism with regard to moral and social values.
Elsewhere in this issue, CHRIS MOONEY analyzes the migration of scientists, academics, and empiricism itself into the Democratic Party.
Delicate empiricism studies often end with step 5, after arriving at the "theory" of their subject.
Realism's Empire: Empiricism and Enchantment in the Nineteenth-Century Novel (Columbus: Ohio State University Press), 2009.
While offering detailed readings of these and other texts, including Balzac's Le Pere Goriot and La Peau de Chagrin and Trollope's The Way We Live Now, Baker makes frequent references to a wide range of 19th-century novels; an epilogue suggests ways in which the tension between empiricism and enchantment continues in the work of 20th- and 21st-century writers.
In the Common Sense School, Bate locates the "distinctively British yoking of empiricism and intuitionalism, so frequently present in the whole of British philosophy" (151-52) or "[t]he peculiarly British conception that intuition is directed to the concrete, and attains insight by means of the empirically known," which passes directly into Romantic thought.
Radical empiricism is a secular philosophy designed to solve technical, philosophical problems.