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empirical
used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

10 uses
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Definition
based on experience or observation rather than theory
  • In other words, what is the scientific empirical basis of causation itself?
    Part 2 (40% in)
  • What's underneath is a conflict of faith, of faith in empirical social planning versus faith in the authority of God as revealed by the teachings of the Catholic Church.
    Part 1 (10% in)
  • To throw out Hume's conclusions was necessary, but unfortunately he had arrived at them in such a way that it was seemingly impossible to throw them out without abandoning empirical reason itself and retiring into some medieval predecessor of empirical reason.
    Part 2 (41% in)
  • To throw out Hume's conclusions was necessary, but unfortunately he had arrived at them in such a way that it was seemingly impossible to throw them out without abandoning empirical reason itself and retiring into some medieval predecessor of empirical reason.
    Part 2 (41% in)
  • He'd entered India an empirical scientist, and he left India an empirical scientist, not much wiser than he had been when he'd come.
    Part 2 (53% in)
  • He'd entered India an empirical scientist, and he left India an empirical scientist, not much wiser than he had been when he'd come.
    Part 2 (53% in)
  • Its existence can be seen empirically in the classroom, and can be demonstrated logically by showing that a world without it cannot exist as we know it.
    Part 3 (23% in)
  • I think that it will be found that a formal acknowledgment of the role of Quality in the scientific process doesn't destroy the empirical vision at all.
    Part 3 (67% in)
  • Phaedrus' reading turned up a brief history of that famous revolt against empirical education that had taken place in the early thirties.
    Part 4 (15% in)
  • Hutchins had rejected the idea that an empirical scientific education could automatically produce a "good" education.
    Part 4 (16% in)

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