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empiricism

Thursday 16 December 2004

In philosophy, empiricism is a doctrine that affirms that all knowledge is based on experience, and denies the possibility of spontaneous ideas or a priori thought.

References

- Harari E. Whose evidence? Lessons from the philosophy of science and the epistemology of medicine. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2001 Dec;35(6):724-30. PMID: 11990882