empiricist philosophy


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Noun1.empiricist philosophy - (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience
British empiricism - the predominant philosophical tradition in Great Britain since the 17th century
experimentalism - an empirical doctrine that advocates experimental principles
logical positivism, positivism - the form of empiricism that bases all knowledge on perceptual experience (not on intuition or revelation)
philosophy - the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics
philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory - a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy
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If the linguistic theory is to serve as a principle of empiricist philosophy, it should itself meet the empiricist standard of significance, i.
Ramsay's thought aligns with the British empiricist philosophy of the period, to show how Woolf implicitly challenges this approach in short stories such as "The Mark on the Wall" and, of course, "Solid Objects.
The author shows how the influence of this Christian Platonist philosophy upon sceptical empiricist philosophy in Hume's Treatise can be understood in terms of Hume's exploiting Malebranche's religiously informed science of man to serve a different secular agenda.