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  1. Feb 2019
    1. empiricism

      A doctrine or theory that emphasizes or privileges the role of experience in knowledge, esp. claiming that sense experience or direct observation rather than abstract reasoning is the foundation of all knowledge of reality

      http://www.oed.com.ezp.slu.edu/view/Entry/61344?redirectedFrom=empiricism#eid

      I still can't really get over the part where "sensation" (which seems deeply personal and individualized to me) is a way to experience something universal (but that's my beef with Locke, not necessarily Hume, so we'll see!).

  2. Feb 2017