empiricismnoun [ U ]uk /ɪmˈpɪr.ɪ.sɪ.zəm/ /emˈpɪr.ə.sɪ.zəm/
noun [ C ] uk /ɪmˈpɪr.ɪ.sɪst/ /emˈpɪr.ə.sɪst/
Examples from literature
- As the result of all this study, research and empiricism, a great mass of alleged facts about physical characteristics has been accumulated.
- Empiricism thus gives no real account of the scientific rational order of the world.
- I've never tried it on humans: for I've never laid down any basis of knowledge, and I've always detested empiricism.
- Is experience to be dismissed as empiricism, with a sneer, because the wider rule is lacking?
- It was a conclusion of pure empiricism, and I, too, as you shall see, demonstrated it empirically.