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empirical
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • The empirical method of thought, on which all the scientific achievements of the past were founded, is opposed to the most fundamental principles of Ingsoc.
  • But in matters of vital importance — meaning, in effect, war and police espionage — the empirical approach is still encouraged, or at least tolerated.
  • This failed to happen, partly because of the impoverishment caused by a long series of wars and revolutions, partly because scientific and technical progress depended on the empirical habit of thought, which could not survive in a strictly regimented society.

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  • Is her theory supported by empirical data?
  • Empirical studies provide inputs for our formulas, but the formulas themselves are largely based upon intuitive values.

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