Origin of empiricism
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This is the position which Leibniz assumes as against the empiricist, Locke.
According to the empiricist, the former is the case, according to the conceptualist, the latter.Studies in Logical Theory
But if you do this you will have to shelter yourselves behind the Empiricist teaching.
But the empiricist must deal in some manner with the products of reflection.John Dewey's logical theory
Delton Thomas Howard
The empiricist tries to go a distinct step in advance of this.Rudolph Eucken
Abel J. Jones
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Word Origin and History for empiricist
Were I obliged to give a short name to the attitude in question, I should call it that of radical empiricism, in spite of the fact that such brief nicknames are nowhere more misleading than in philosophy. I say 'empiricism' because it is contented to regard its most assured conclusions concerning matters of fact as hypotheses liable to modification in the course of future experience; and I say 'radical,' because it treats the doctrine of monism itself as an hypothesis, and, unlike so much of the half way empiricism that is current under the name of positivism or agnosticism or scientific naturalism, it does not dogmatically affirm monism as something with which all experience has got to square. The difference between monism and pluralism is perhaps the most pregnant of all the differences in philosophy. [William James, preface to "The Sentiment of Rationality" in "The Will to Believe and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy," 1897]
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- Employment of empirical methods, as in science.
- The practice of medicine that disregards scientific theory and relies solely on practical experience.
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