scientific empiricism

noun

Definition of scientific empiricism

1 : a philosophical movement that denies the existence of any ultimate differences in the sciences, strives for unified science through a synthesis of scientific methodologies, comprises in addition to logical positivists thinkers with similar objectives, and is distinguished from earlier empiricism mainly by emphasis upon the analysis of language

called also unity of science movement

2 : the point of view or the theories advocated by scientific empiricism

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“Scientific empiricism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scientific%20empiricism. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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