radical empiricism


noun

(in the philosophy of William James) the doctrine that the only proper subject matter of philosophy is that which can be defined in terms of experience, and that relations are a part of experience.

Origin of radical empiricism

First recorded in 1895–1900

Related forms

radical empiricist, noun
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