Empirical in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Empirical

Pertaining to or based on experience. | Pertaining to, derived from, or testable by observations made using the physical senses or using instruments which extend the senses. | (philosophy of science) Verifiable by means of scientific experimentation.

Short Example Sentence for Empirical

  • 1. Time is no empirical conception which can be deduced from experience. 🔊
  • 2. The only ground on which it can be attacked is its wholly empirical procedure. 🔊
  • 3. The need of avoiding the relativism of empirical idealism is evident. 🔊
  • 4. The new spirit developed into the empirical and ideal systems of philosophy. 🔊
  • 5. Realistic Tendency in Empirical Idealism 409 Sect. 🔊

How to use Empirical in a Sentence?

  • 1. They would have shrunk from the empirical freedom that results from a little beer. 🔊
  • 2. Nominalism is covered by empirical tendencies, and conceptualism by modern idealism. 🔊
  • 3. We much prefer this wise circumspection to the adventurous spirit of the empirical school. 🔊
  • 4. And evidently the above empirical test of knowledge is not equally well met in these two cases. 🔊
  • 5. The empirical theory holds that the idea arises as a reflex of some existing object or fact. 🔊
  • 6. It was this epistemological principle upon which Berkeley founded his empirical idealism. 🔊
  • 7. In the first of these Kant had begun by explaining the nature and limitation of empirical science. 🔊
  • 8. We have already followed the fortunes of that empirical subjectivism which issues from the relativity of perception. 🔊
  • 9. This philosophy is realistic and empirical to an extent entirely determined by its belief concerning being. 🔊
  • 10. It is the great blunder of empirical psychology to ignore what is sunk below the surface of consciousness. 🔊
  • 11. But empirical statements of this sort help little towards a knowledge of what memory intrinsically is. 🔊
  • 12. But it is evident that it remains then an entirely empirical question whether the invisible damage allows repair or not. 🔊
  • 13. His refutation of material substance is intended as a full acceptance of the implications of the new empirical epistemology. 🔊
  • 14. Beyond its empirical generality, his knowledge is universal only in the sense that space and time are universal. 🔊
  • 15. But even at the best, such a popular or empirical psychology has no special claim to be ranked as science. 🔊
  • 16. But the empirical world is not destroyed by disparagement, and cannot long lack champions even among the absolutists themselves. 🔊
  • 17. Here my claim exceeds my observation, and the empirical principle adopted at the outset would seem to be violated. 🔊
  • 18. Locke is for us the true representative, the most original, and altogether the most temperate of the empirical school. 🔊
  • 19. So the philosophy which we teach rests neither upon hypothetical principles, nor upon empirical principles. 🔊
  • 20. This language of Bacon is applied by him to the empirical and rational faculties of the human mind. 🔊
  • 21. He had his smattering of theory, his very real empirical knowledge, and his superstitions, like all prospectors. 🔊
  • 22. It has been already remarked that the empirical idealism of the Berkeleyan type could not avoid transcending itself. 🔊
  • 23. Dewey does not actually treat subject and object, individual and universal consciousness, in the empirical manner for which he contends. 🔊
  • 24. It is the latter which Dewey retains, and he tends to identify it with the empirical process of the understanding. 🔊
  • 25. But the first of these may yet be regarded as a direct empirical datum, even though sharply distinguished from an object of perception. 🔊
  • 26. He defiantly claimed the right to be true to his powers, to his genius, rather than to an empirical standard erected by narrow moralists. 🔊
  • 27. These empirical laws, however, themselves bring about by induction the promulgation of more general laws, which are termed principles. 🔊
  • 28. Zeno, the pupil of Parmenides, was the first to elaborate what have since come to be known as the paradoxes of the empirical world. 🔊
  • 29. As the theory of Condillac states it, the sensible is not merely the empirical first, but is left as if it were the true and essential foundation. 🔊
  • 30. Recent events in the United States afford a valuable empirical indication of the effect that improved machinery actually has upon wages. 🔊
  • 31. From that interconnecting band we may however in detail-enquiry dispense ourselves; and then we have the empirical or inductive sciences of psychology and ethics. 🔊
  • 32. To him it is an empirical fact that many disturbances of mind and body which interfere with the equilibrium of life can be repaired by influences on certain psychophysical organs. 🔊
  • 33. Its value is entirely empirical and based upon the observed association of the various forms of bones with the more important characters of the brain and other vital organs. 🔊
  • 34. There are no empirical cases of thinking except the human thinkers; but the categories are not the property of any one human individual or any group of such individuals. 🔊
  • 35. Dewey recognized the need of an empirical method in philosophy, but failed to show specifically how psychology could deal with philosophical problems. 🔊