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Empiricism: a branch within epistemology which assumes that sensory perception is fundamental for setting up claims and theories. The opposite position, rationalism, assumes that even purely logical knowledge and conclusions from this knowledge may be sufficient for the building of theories. See also logical positivism, instrumentalism, rationalism, epistemology, theories, foundation, experiments, > inferentialism, knowledge, experience, science.
 
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Peacocke, Christopher
 
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Empiricism I 73
empiricism / test / Peacocke: tests always a conjunction of hypotheses - therefore we always need behavior of the subject in several places -

Pea I
Chr. R. Peacocke
Sense and Content Oxford 1983


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-03-30