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em·pir·i·cism

(em-pir'i-sizm),
A looking to experience as a guide to practice or to the therapeutic use of any remedy.

empiricism

/em·pir·i·cism/ (em-pir´ĭ-sizm) skill or knowledge based entirely on experience.empir´icempir´ical

empiricism

(ĕm-pîr′ĭ-sĭz′əm)
n.
1. The view that experience, especially of the senses, is the only source of knowledge.
2.
a. Employment of empirical methods, as in science.
b. An empirical conclusion.
3. The practice of medicine that disregards scientific theory and relies solely on practical experience.

em·pir′i·cist n.

empiricism

[empir′isiz′əm]
a form of therapy based on the therapist's personal experience and that of other practitioners. empiricist, n.

empiricism,

n philosophical school in which theories must be based upon repeatable observations. Modern science has empiricism as its philosophical foundation.

empiricism

The belief that knowledge or behaviour stems from experience, learning or data acquired by observation or experimentation. See nativism; empiricist theory.

em·pir·i·cism

(em-pir'i-sizm)
Using experience as a guide to practice or use of any remedy.

empiricism

skill or knowledge based entirely on experience; compare with rationalism.
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In this essay, I'd like to address another tradition; the venerable English empiricist approach.
if legal realists were the pioneers, we are all empiricists now.
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Regrettably, the logical empiricists viewed these questions as pertaining to the logic of discovery, rather than the logic of justification, and rejected them.
Snow's duality does not appear to apply to our divide between empiricists and modelers directly.
Indeed, we should expect empiricists about techne to be favorably disposed toward the observable considering the inherent difficulty of gaining practical experience of what cannot be experienced at all.
Such developments will also force empiricists to be more careful and transparent about the discretionary decisions they make, such as their choices of time periods to include in their investigations, because their colleagues will be able to call them to account for misjudgment or bias more easily.
Of course empiricists and naturalists (those who hold a naturalistic worldview) are sometimes accused of wanting to ruthlessly universalize the empirical stance: of wanting to stamp out non-empirical modes of justifying belief and the supernaturalism that follows.
Skeptical empiricists will also be drawn into this field, less by its freedom from embarrassing parochial biases than by the need to challenge the deductive and reductive simplifications about something as significant as the general trajectory of modern human history.
Even if we go back to David Hume's An inquiry concerning human understanding (1748, republished by Doubleday in a collection entitled The Empiricists, n.
In an important discussion of ethics and their application to international relations, the author confronts the popular opinion that empiricists are fundamentally uninterested in moral questions.