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  1. Jun 2020
    1. In philosophy, empiricism is a theory that states that knowledge comes only or primarily from sensory experience.[1] It is one of several views of epistemology, along with rationalism and skepticism.
    2. Empiricism emphasizes the role of empirical evidence in the formation of ideas, rather than innate ideas or traditions.
  2. 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!).

  3. Feb 2017