Empiricism meaning

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The view that experience, especially of the senses, is the only source of knowledge.
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The practice of medicine that disregards scientific theory and relies solely on practical experience.
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Experimental method; search for knowledge by observation and experiment.
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The theory that sense experience is the only source of knowledge.
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The view that experience, especially of the senses, is the only source of knowledge.
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The practice of medicine that disregards scientific theory and relies solely on practical experience.
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A pursuit of knowledge purely through experience, especially by means of observation and sometimes by experimentation.
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(philosophy) A doctrine which holds that the only or, at least, the most reliable source of human knowledge is experience, especially perception by means of the physical senses. (Often contrasted with rationalism.)
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(medicine, dated) A practice of medicine founded on mere experience, without the aid of science or a knowledge of principles; ignorant and unscientific practice; the method or practice of an empiric.
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Origin of empiricism

  • from Ancient Greek ἐμπειρία (empeiria, “experience”)

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