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radical empiricism

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(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.

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Origin of radical empiricism

First recorded in 1895–1900

OTHER WORDS FROM radical empiricism

radical empiricist, noun
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