empirio-criticism


Related to empirio-criticism: Empiriomonism

empirio-criticism

the type of criticism whose aim is the reduction of knowledge to descriptions of pure experience and the elimination of such aspects as metaphysics. — empiriocritical, adj.
See also: Criticism
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After all, Ryman's painterly empirio-criticism, the apex of a late-modernist painterly aesthetic, motivates at best only one half of Richter's own project.
14) The introduction also contains a direct reference to Lenin and his Materialism and Empirio-criticism, described as an important work in the field of epistemology that has not yet received due attention.
In the specific paragraph on Materialism and Empirio-criticism, Geymonat stresses the theoretical meaning of this important work, which harshly criticises those who believe that they could "complete Marx" via reactionary ideals.
16) In his use of the term "realism," Geymonat reverses Lenin's choice in Materialism and Empiriocriticism, in which the author preferred the word materialism to realism, a term that according to Lenin had been "bedraggled by the positivists" (Materialism and Empirio-criticism 54).
Lenin at the time was moving around Europe in exile and writing "Materialism and Empirio-criticism.
In explorations of the debt to and departure from Hegelianism evident in Marx, translation of and engagement with Lenin's Materialism and Empirio-Criticism, brushing up against Max Eastman in bitter debate, travels to Germany and Moscow, and connections with (although not membership in) the Communist Party of the United States, Hook solidified his philosophy in an activist appreciation of the Marxist/Dewey conjuncture.