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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
1. The view that experience, especially of the senses, is the only source of knowledge.
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.
a form of therapy based on the therapist's personal experience and that of other practitioners. empiricist, n.
n philosophical school in which theories must be based upon repeatable observations. Modern science has empiricism as its philosophical foundation.
The belief that knowledge or behaviour stems from experience, learning or data acquired by observation or experimentation. See nativism; empiricist theory.
Using experience as a guide to practice or use of any remedy.
skill or knowledge based entirely on experience; compare with rationalism.