What does the word empiricism mean?

Usage examples for empiricism

  1. Essays in Radical Empiricism. – The Letters of William James, Vol. II by 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) by 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 by William A. Alcott