empiricist


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em·pir·i·cism

 (ĕm-pîr′ĭ-sĭz′əm)
n.
1. The view that experience, especially of the senses, is the only source of knowledge.
2.
a. Employment of empirical methods, as in science.
b. An empirical conclusion.
3. The practice of medicine that disregards scientific theory and relies solely on practical experience.

em·pir′i·cist n.
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Noun1.empiricist - a philosopher who subscribes to empiricism
philosopher - a specialist in philosophy
Translations

empiricist

[emˈpɪrɪsɪst] Nempírico/a m/f

empiricist

[ɪmˈpɪrɪsɪst] nempiriste mf

empiricist

nEmpiriker(in) m(f)

empiricist

[ɛmˈpɪrɪsɪst] n & adjempirista (m/f)
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In this essay, I'd like to address another tradition; the venerable English empiricist approach.
The first race was for Al Methaq Cup for imported horses, carrying a cash prize of BD2,000 and run over 1,600 metres, was won by Empiricist, owned by Ghalya Raed Ali Abdulla, trained by Taleb Ali and ridden by Declan Cannon.
He begins with the familiar Empiricist model of experience furnishing thoughts, but quickly adds two Hegelian modifications: first, the suggestion that our socially-shared, language-mediated conceptual frameworks undergo a dialectical interplay involving identity (or "resemblance," as the Empiricists called it) and difference; and second, that we become able via "mechanical memory" to identify words with their socially established meanings, rather than with our own idiosyncratic connotations.
I applaud the editors' efforts to look critically at psychology's reductionist stance of personhood and to consider alternate ways of studying humans besides the empiricist approach.
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Although he claimed to "have no theories, no special techniques and no information to communicate," he was no more a simple empiricist or blinkered anti-intellectual than was Samuel Beckett, whose aspiration was similarly "not to want to say, not to know what you want to say, not to be able to say what you think you want to say, and never to stop saying.
The contrast between the rationalist and empiricist models continues to serve as a bort/oft lor interpretation, but we come to understand that Mozart sometimes operated with a kind of divided consciousness, mixing old and new paradigms.
If the pluralist keeps in focus the many manifestations of the phenomenon, the empiricist eschews any idea 'that a rigorous definition of the relevant terminology can truly elucidate this aspect of our existence' (x).
Nor does it seem useful to qualify as an empiricist someone who read with understanding and defended Aristotle's doctrine of the agent intellect as articulated by St.
The paper begins with a general discussion of the empiricist method of scientific enquiry and explanation, which in my assessment is the hegemonic approach to knowledge claims and validation in contemporary social science.
Wittgenstein established himself in England during approximately this same time, although despite his seminal influence, he was never a logical empiricist, as such.
Perhaps it would be better to say that Darwin is a naturalist and empiricist and Austen is a literary realist and moralist.