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There's a fierce practicality and empiricism which the whole imaginative, lyrical aspect of poetry comes from.
David Whyte

Meaning of "empiricism" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF EMPIRICISM

empiricism  [ɛmˈpɪrɪˌsɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EMPIRICISM

noun
adjective
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adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Empiricism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES EMPIRICISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

empiricism

Empiricism

Empiricism is a theory which states that knowledge comes only or primarily from sensory experience. One of several views of epistemology, the study of human knowledge, along with rationalism and skepticism, empiricism emphasizes the role of experience and evidence, especially sensory experience, in the formation of ideas, over the notion of innate ideas or traditions; empiricists may argue however that traditions arise due to relations of previous sense experiences. Empiricism in the philosophy of science emphasizes evidence, especially as discovered in experiments. It is a fundamental part of the scientific method that all hypotheses and theories must be tested against observations of the natural world rather than resting solely on a priori reasoning, intuition, or revelation. Empiricism, often used by natural scientists, asserts that "knowledge is based on experience" and that "knowledge is tentative and probabilistic, subject to continued revision and falsification." One of the epistemological tenets is that sensory experience creates knowledge. The scientific method, including experiments and validated measurement tools, guides empirical research.

Definition of empiricism in the English dictionary

The definition of empiricism in the dictionary is the use of empirical methods. Other definition of empiricism is medical quackery; charlatanism.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EMPIRICISM


aestheticism
iːsˈθɛtɪˌsɪzəm
asceticism
əˈsɛtɪˌsɪzəm
Catholicism
kəˈθɒlɪˌsɪzəm
classicism
ˈklæsɪˌsɪzəm
criticism
ˈkrɪtɪˌsɪzəm
cynicism
ˈsɪnɪˌsɪzəm
eclecticism
ɪˈklɛktɪˌsɪzəm
eroticism
ɪˈrɒtɪˌsɪzəm
fanaticism
fəˈnætɪˌsɪzəm
Gnosticism
ˈnɒstɪˌsɪzəm
historicism
hɪˈstɒrɪˌsɪzəm
lyricism
ˈlɪrɪˌsɪzəm
mosaicism
məʊˈzeɪɪˌsɪzəm
mysticism
ˈmɪstɪˌsɪzəm
narcissism
ˈnɑːsɪˌsɪzəm
neoclassicism
ˌniːəʊˈklæsɪˌsɪzəm
neuroticism
njʊˈrɒtɪˌsɪzəm
romanticism
rəʊˈmæntɪˌsɪzəm
scholasticism
skəˈlæstɪˌsɪzəm
witticism
ˈwɪtɪˌsɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EMPIRICISM

empiecement
empierce
empight
empire
Empire Day
Empire State
Empire State Building
empire-builder
empire-building
empiric
empirical
empirical formula
empirical probability
empirically
empiricalness
empiricist
empiricutic
emplace
emplacement
emplane

WORDS THAT END LIKE EMPIRICISM

agnosticism
Anglicism
anti-Catholicism
apocalypticism
athleticism
didacticism
esotericism
exoticism
hermeticism
higher criticism
homoeroticism
literary criticism
monasticism
new criticism
peripateticism
racism
Roman Catholicism
scepticism
self-criticism
skepticism
textual criticism

Synonyms and antonyms of empiricism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «empiricism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EMPIRICISM

Find out the translation of empiricism to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of empiricism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «empiricism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

经验
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

empirismo
570 millions of speakers

English

empiricism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अनुभववाद
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التجريبية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

эмпиризма
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

empirismo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রয়োগবাদ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

empirisme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Empirisisme
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Empirismus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

経験主義
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

경험주의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Empirisme
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kinh nghiệm luận
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அனுபவவாதத்திற்கும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अनुभववाद
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

şarlatanlık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

empirismo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

empiryzm
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

емпіризму
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

empirism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εμπειρισμό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

empirisme
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

empirism
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

empiri
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of empiricism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EMPIRICISM»

The term «empiricism» is regularly used and occupies the 89.322 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EMPIRICISM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about empiricism

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QUOTES WITH «EMPIRICISM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word empiricism.
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David Whyte
There's a fierce practicality and empiricism which the whole imaginative, lyrical aspect of poetry comes from.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EMPIRICISM»

Discover the use of empiricism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to empiricism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind
The most important work by one of America's greatest twentieth-century philosophers, Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind is both the epitome of Wilfrid Sellars' entire philosophical system and a key document in the history of philosophy.
Wilfrid Sellars, 1997
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Empiricism and Subjectivity: An Essay on Hume's Theory of ...
This title anticipates and explains the post-structuralist turn to empiricism. Presenting a reading of David Hume's philosophy, the work assists in understanding the progress of Deleuze's thought.
Gilles Deleuze, 1991
3
Problems of Empiricism
These two volumes fully display the variety of his ideas, and confirm the originality and significance of his work.
Paul K. Feyerabend, 1981
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Empiricism and Sociology
" In this way Robert Cohen became ac quainted with Otto Neurath. Even more: he became interested; and when I asked him, would he help me as an editor of an Otto N eurath volume, he agreed at once.
Otto Neurath, M. Neurath, Robert S. Cohen, 1973
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Beyond Empiricism: Institutions and Intentions in the Study ...
This latest volume in the distinguished Advances in Criminological Theory series continues to add to the theoretical underpinnings of the field, and will be important to all collections of social science research on criminology.
Joan McCord
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Origins of Logical Empiricism
This latest volume in the eminent Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science series examines the main features of the intellectual milieu from which logical empiricism sprang, providing the first critical exploration of this context by ...
Ronald N. Giere, Alan W. Richardson, 1996
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Historia: Empiricism and Erudition in Early Modern Europe
Essays examine how the genre of historia reflects connections between the study of nature and the study of culture in early modern scholarly pursuits.
Gianna Pomata, Nancy G. Siraisi, 2005
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Charles Peirce's Empiricism
First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Justus Buchler, 2000
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The Cambridge Companion to Logical Empiricism
The essays survey the formative stages of logical empiricism in central Europe and its acculturation in North America, discussing its main topics, and achievements and failures, in different areas of philosophy of science, and assessing its ...
Alan Richardson, Thomas Uebel, 2007
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Empiricism and the Problem of Metaphysics
If there is one utterly inescapable problem for the metaphysician, it is this: is metaphysics itself a theoretically legitimate discipline?
Paul Studtmann, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EMPIRICISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term empiricism is used in the context of the following news items.
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How the French Think by Sudhir Hazareesingh review – from …
He doesn't like Descartes' “rationalism”, a term he uses loosely to mean sometimes anti-empiricism and sometimes just confidence in reason. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Why Judges and Prosecutors Don't Care If They're Right
Kozinski's piece is, essentially, a call toward empiricism — a call toward a more scientific approach — in our criminal courts. He is advocating ... «Above the Law, Jul 15»
3
A tale of fortunate encounters
This book invoked a different form of empiricism and I place that empiricism higher than in other forms. The intuitive and imaginative abilities of ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
4
Finding the Way Back
“All empiricism has to start with stuff that is immediately palpable to you,” he told me recently. “The march of education, especially in the ... «The New Yorker, Jul 15»
5
What Liberals Owe Daniel Patrick Moynihan
But perhaps a step back from the rigid empiricism would help clarify such questions. Common sense might ask: Of those currently excoriating ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
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Nothing magic about success of Penn & Teller
I think there's really an interesting intersection ultimately in the story between empiricism and religion." Starting Sunday viewers will be able to ... «The Olympian, Jul 15»
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Islam does not need reformation but Muslims definitely do
This assertion is not that of a grieved Muslim in denial about his faith but is premised again on history, empiricism and what the author would ... «Firstpost, Jul 15»
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Texas' Omnibus Anti-Abortion Law Is Based on Empirically False …
That puts this debate into the realm of empiricism. In other words, both sides have a claim that can be tested and measured. The audience ... «RH Reality Check, Jul 15»
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Ramadan: A Celebration of Guidance
Contemporary proof from empiricism is the increasing evidence-base for the benefits fasting, spirituality and religiosity, with several studies ... «MuslimMatters, Jul 15»
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There's nothing 'enlightened' about executing the innocent
... Enlightenment was the rejection of blind deference to tradition and authority and instead embracing reason, individualism and empiricism. «Washington Post, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Empiricism [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/empiricism>. Feb 2020 ».
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