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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

(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

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.
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Parmenides comes close to making an explicit discovery of a distinction that would elude the British empiricists: the distinction between sense knowledge and intellectual knowledge.
The intelligibility is surely present, in some sense, in Hastings and in his readers, but this way of talking "makes concepts or meanings too much like mental images, and its traps us into the 'way of ideas' of the British Empiricists" (p.
The focus, naturally enough, is on Kant's most celebrated and influential works, the Critiques, but issues from earlier in his career are discussed as well, including Kant's cosmology and his debts to Liebniz and to the British Empiricists. Papers exploring the Critique of Pure Reason discuss transcendental idealism, the transcendental aesthetic, Kant's refutation of problematic idealism, his critique of rational psychology, his philosophy of mathematics, and the metaphysical foundations of natural science.

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