empiricist empiricist  /ɪm ˈpɪ rə səst/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a philosopher who subscribes to empiricism

Usage(s):

  1. Wouldn't an empiricist look at the last 2,000 years of history in Afghanistan and conclude there is no interest in having a constitutional democracy in that country.
  2. Characteristically he is an empiricist.
  3. Courbet was the doubting Thomas of painting, the great empiricist who wanted to verify everything by touch, and his influence pervades Manet's work as well.

News

  • Barclays: post-bankruptcy airlines underperform historically, American initiated at Equalweight

    Barclays initiated American Airlines ( AAL -2.1% ) shares at Equalweight with a PT of $30 earlier today. Analysts David Fintzen and Isaac Husseini read the company's tea leaves from an empiricist perspective, noting that airlines emerging from bankruptcy are "historically volatile and prone to relative underperformance. Even the best performing emergence (LCC as old US air emerged from ...
    on December 18, 2013     Source: Seeking Alpha

Quotes

  1. "Those choices are representations of the dramatic poles of the characters," Cuse said. "Jack is the ultimate empiricist. He's never believed in the mystery and the mythology of the island. He just wants to get the hell off this place whereas...
    on May 28, 2008 By: Carlton Cuse Source: AZ Central.com

  2. "I changed my mind based on the fact that I'm an empiricist and when I face contrary evidence I have to change my point of view," Mr. Berenbaum said.
    on Oct 5, 2009 By: Michael Berenbaum Source: New York Times

  3. Well-known English historian EH Carr said that the 19th century is the age of fetishism of "facts" and "documents . But the empiricist stance exists in the domain of research in history, despite Carr's jibe at the 19th century historiography."
    on Jan 29, 2008 By: EH Carr Source: The Statesman

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