radical empiricism


(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.

Nearby words

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  2. radiatus,
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  4. radical axis,
  5. radical chic,
  6. radical expression,
  7. radical hysterectomy,
  8. radical left,
  9. radical mastectomy,
  10. radical right

Origin of radical empiricism

First recorded in 1895–1900

Related formsradical empiricist, noun

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