Definition of Experimentalism

1. Noun. An empirical doctrine that advocates experimental principles.

2. Noun. An orientation that favors experimentation and innovation. "The children of psychologists are often raised in an atmosphere of experimentalism"
Generic synonyms: Orientation

Definition of Experimentalism

1. Noun. An experimental practice or tendency, especially in the arts ¹

2. Noun. (philosophy) An empirical or pragmatic approach which emphasizes the importance of experimentation ¹

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Definition of Experimentalism

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Experimentalism

experimental allergic encephalitis
experimental allergic encephalomyelitis
experimental condition
experimental design
experimental error
experimental extinction
experimental group
experimental medicine
experimental method
experimental neurosis
experimental probability
experimental procedure
experimental psychology
experimental variable

Literary usage of Experimentalism

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Approach to Philosophy by Ralph Barton Perry (1905)
"... those, nevertheless, who have developed experimentalism from the naturalistic stand-point have in reality achieved only a thinly disguised materialism. ..."

2. The History of European Philosophy: An Introductory Book by Walter Taylor Marvin (1917)
"During the past fifty years the trend away from rationalism and toward experimentalism has been marked. Though rationalism is still frequently to be found, ..."

3. Devolution and Globalisation: Implications for Local Decision-Makers by Jonathan Potter (2001)
"... Experimentalism: WHAT TO DO ABOUT WICKED PROBLEMS AFTER WHITEHALL by Charles Sabel, Columbia Law School, United States of America and Rory O'Donnell, ..."

4. Governance in the 21st Century by OECD Forum for the Future (2001)
"Chapter 5 A Quiet Revolution of Democratic Governance: Towards Democratic Experimentalism by Charles F. Sabel Columbia Law School United States 1. ..."

5. Publication of the American Sociological Society by American Sociological Association (1917)
"The famous subjective turn the speculation of Kant had given to all modern knowledge and thought was as great an achievement as modern experimentalism at a ..."

6. The Reformed Quarterly Review by Thomas G. Apple (1892)
"The Reformation introduced an age of Evangelical Christianity and produced a great variety of phases, prominent among which was Experimentalism. ..."

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