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Empiricism vs. Skepticism

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Empiricismnoun

A pursuit of knowledge purely through experience, especially by means of observation and sometimes by experimentation.

Skepticismnoun

(US) The practice or philosophy of being a skeptic.

Empiricismnoun

(philosophy) A doctrine which holds that the only or, at least, the most reliable source of human knowledge is experience, especially perception by means of the physical senses. (Often contrasted with rationalism.)

Skepticismnoun

(US) A studied attitude of questioning and doubt

Empiricismnoun

A practice of medicine founded on mere experience, without the aid of science or a knowledge of principles; ignorant and unscientific practice; the method or practice of an empiric.

Skepticismnoun

(US) The doctrine that absolute knowledge is not possible

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Empiricismnoun

The method or practice of an empiric; pursuit of knowledge by observation and experiment.

Skepticismnoun

(US) A methodology that starts from a neutral standpoint and aims to acquire certainty though scientific or logical observation.

Empiricismnoun

Specifically, a practice of medicine founded on mere experience, without the aid of science or a knowledge of principles; ignorant and unscientific practice; charlatanry; quackery.

Skepticismnoun

(US) Doubt or disbelief of religious doctrines

Empiricismnoun

The philosophical theory which attributes the origin of all our knowledge to experience.

Skepticismnoun

An undecided, inquiring state of mind; doubt; uncertainty.

β€˜That momentary amazement, and irresolution, and confusion, which is the result of skepticism.’;

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Empiricismnoun

(philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience

Skepticismnoun

The doctrine that no fact or principle can be certainly known; the tenet that all knowledge is uncertain; Pyrrohonism; universal doubt; the position that no fact or truth, however worthy of confidence, can be established on philosophical grounds; critical investigation or inquiry, as opposed to the positive assumption or assertion of certain principles.

Empiricismnoun

the application of empirical methods in any art or science

Skepticismnoun

A doubting of the truth of revelation, or a denial of the divine origin of the Christian religion, or of the being, perfections, or truth of God.

β€˜Let no . . . secret skepticism lead any one to doubt whether this blessed prospect will be realized.’;

Empiricismnoun

medical practice and advice based on observation and experience in ignorance of scientific findings

Skepticismnoun

doubt about the truth of something

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Empiricism

In philosophy, empiricism is a theory that states that knowledge comes only or primarily from sensory experience. It is one of several views of epistemology, along with rationalism and skepticism.

Skepticismnoun

the disbelief in any claims of ultimate knowledge

Skepticism

Skepticism (American and Canadian English) or scepticism (British, Irish, Australian, and New Zealand English) is generally a questioning attitude or doubt towards one or more putative instances of knowledge which are asserted to be mere belief or dogma. Formally, skepticism is a topic of interest in philosophy, particularly epistemology.

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