from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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,

    William James


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