Part of speech: noun

Quackery; unscientiflc experimenting.

Part of speech: noun

Philos. The doctrine that all knowledge is derived from experience through the senses.

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Usage examples "empiricism":

  1. Essays in Radical Empiricism. - "The Letters of William James, Vol. II", William James.
  2. Here he became specific, borrowing from Lockean empiricism his conditions of intellectual assent. - "A Discourse Concerning Ridicule and Irony in Writing (1729)", Anthony Collins.
  3. Physiology is one of those fountains at which it is somewhat dangerous to 'taste, ' unless we 'drink deep; ' on account of the tendency of superficial knowledge to empiricism. - "The Young Man's Guide", William A. Alcott.