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Meaning of radical empiricism

rad'ical empir'icism

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  1. (in the philosophy of William James) the doctrine that the only proper subject matter of philosophy is that which can be defined in terms of experience, and that relations are a part of experience.
  2. sensationalism (def. 3b).
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