empiricism, abstracted


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  • Empiricism — • Primarily, and in its psychological application, the term signifies the theory that the phenomena of consciousness are simply the product of sensuous experience, i.e. of sensations variously associated and arranged Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • empiricism — empiricist, n., adj. /em pir euh siz euhm/, n. 1. empirical method or practice. 2. Philos. the doctrine that all knowledge is derived from sense experience. Cf. rationalism (def. 2). 3. undue reliance upon experience, as in medicine; quackery. 4 …   Universalium

  • abstracted empiricism — A term coined by C. Wright Mills in The Sociological Imagination (1959) and used to refer to the work of those sociologists who equate empiricism with science and make a fetish of quantitative research techniques. Whilst Mills accepts that there… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • АБСТРАКТНЫЙ ЭМПИРИЗМ — (abstracted empiricism) термин, употребленный К. Райтом Миллсом (1959) в отношении тех форм социального обзорного исследования, которые предполагают количественные методы, но мало добавляют к теоретическим традициям в социологии и к… …   Большой толковый социологический словарь

  • The Sociological Imagination — infobox Book | name = The Sociological Imagination orig title = translator = author = C. Wright Mills cover artist = country = language = series = genre = publisher = Oxford University Press release date = 1959 media type = pages = 256 isbn =… …   Wikipedia

  • James, William — American pragmatism James J.E.Tiles THE BERKELEY LECTURE Pragmatism was introduced to society in a lecture given by William James1 to the Philosophical Union at the University of California in Berkeley on 26 August 1898.2 In his lecture James… …   History of philosophy

  • Critique of Pure Reason — Part of a series on Immanuel …   Wikipedia

  • History of scientific method — The history of scientific method is inseparable from the history of science itself. The development and elaboration of rules for scientific reasoning and investigation has not been straightforward; scientific method has been the subject of… …   Wikipedia

  • epistemology — epistemological /i pis teuh meuh loj i keuhl/, adj. epistemologically, adv. epistemologist, n. /i pis teuh mol euh jee/, n. a branch of philosophy that investigates the origin, nature, methods, and limits of human knowledge. [1855 60; < Gk… …   Universalium

  • Plato's Problem — is the term given by Noam Chomsky to the gap between knowledge and experience. It presents the question of how we account for our knowledge when environmental conditions seem to be an insufficient source of information. It is used in linguistics… …   Wikipedia

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