Empiricism

|

Empiricism designates a set of philosophical theories which make sensitive experience the origin of all knowledge or belief and of all aesthetic pleasure. Empiricism is opposed in particular to innatism and more generally to “nativist” rationalism for which we would … Read More

Epistemology, from empiricism to logical positivism

|

Empiricism (Isaac Newton) Empiricism postulates that all knowledge comes essentially from experience. Represented by the English philosophers Roger Bacon, John Locke and George Berkeley, this current postulates that knowledge is based on the accumulation of observations and measurable facts, from … Read More