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em pi ruh si zuhm

  • n  (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience
  • n  the application of empirical methods in any art or science
  • n  medical practice and advice based on observation and experience in ignorance of scientific findings

  • The shift is most striking in the Anglo-American academies of thought, where strict forms of empiricism have reigned.
  • Does being a Burkean has anything to do with empiricism, or is it just an emotional characteristic or pose of some who are born into the upper or upper-middle class?.
  • Evolutionary biologists and social commentators have lately taken to answering the claims of intelligent-design boosters not with clear-eyed scientific empiricism but with sneering .
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  • Robert W. Fogel, Nobel-laureate economist, dies at 86
    NEW YORK — Robert W. Fogel — a Nobel-laureate economist whose number-crunching empiricism upended established thinking, most provocatively about the economics of slavery — died Tuesday in Oak Lawn, Ill. He was 86.        
    June 13, 2013 - Boston Globe

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