from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as empiristic.
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Kant's limitation of our knowledge of nature to what is observable became a cardinal empiricistic principle of some of the Harvard pragmatists, along with con - troversies about the role of a priori categories in inter - preting the sensory manifold.
Kant's separation of phenomena from the meta - physical unknowable “thing-in-itself” (Ding an sich) led to the positivistic element in empiricistic pragma - tism.
Although James holds that truths are "made" (104) in the course of human experience, and that for the most part they live "on a credit system" in that they are not currently being verified, he also holds the empiricistic view that "beliefs verified concretely by somebody are the posts of the whole superstructure" (P,