- empiric risk,
- empirical formula,
Origin of empiricism
Examples from the Web for empiricism
Roosevelt, the Emperor of Empiricism, never learned the lesson Keynes tried to teach.
If President-elect Obama truly does forecast a new Age of Empiricism, then Larry is the best choice for Treasury.
Idealism must be in some ways arbitrary and superficial to him who has not had a pretty complete course of empiricism.
Aristotle, by long odds the greatest naturalist of antiquity, laid the first philosophic basis for empiricism.An Epitome of the History of Medicine|Roswell Park
Every science has passed through many strange phases of empiricism, before reaching the philosophical basis on which it now rests.
He is called one of the leaders of Empiricism by Pseudo-Galen, and his only medical work bore the title ἐμπειρικὰ ὑπομνήματα.Sextus Empiricus and Greek Scepticism|Mary Mills Patrick
An experimental philosophy differs from empirical philosophy as empiricism has been previously formulated.German philosophy and politics|John Dewey
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]