Definition of Empiricist philosophy
1. Noun. (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience.
Specialized synonyms: British Empiricism, Experimentalism, Logical Positivism, Positivism
Category relationships: Philosophy
Generic synonyms: Philosophical Doctrine, Philosophical Theory
Derivative terms: Empiricist
Lexicographical Neighbors of Empiricist Philosophy
Literary usage of Empiricist philosophy
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Some Problems of Philosophy: A Beginning of an Introduction to Philosophy by William James (1911)
"... and can be known adequately only by following its singularities from moment to moment as our experience grows. empiricist philosophy thus renounces ..."
2. The Problems of Philosophy by Harald Höffding (1905)
"... interest in observation impels one, one will begin with the psychological problem, as has happened in the empiricist philosophy under its various forms. ..."
3. The Science of Logic: An Inquiry Into the Principles of Accurate Thought and by Peter Coffey (1912)
"... the boundaries of observation as then and there obtained " ;l and in the empiricist philosophy, which reduces all knowledge to sense experience, ..."
4. The Principles of Christian Apologetics: An Exposition of the Intellectual by Thomas Joseph Walshe (1919)
"And as a consequence the falsity of the empiricist philosophy—based on the principle that all knowledge comes from experience—is evident. ..."
5. ...Russian Sociology: A Contribution to the History of Sociological Thought by Hecker, Julius Friedrich (1915)
"... we may answer that they all adhere to the principles of the positiv- istic and empiricist philosophy which they believe to be compatible with the ..."