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empiricist philosophy

Definitions of empiricist philosophy
  1. noun
    (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience
    synonyms: empiricism, sensationalism
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    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)
    Comtism
    Auguste Comte's positivistic philosophy that metaphysics and theology should be replaced by a hierarchy of sciences from mathematics at the base to sociology at the top
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    philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory
    a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy
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