Usage examples for empirical

  1. The British sea- plane, although still in an empirical stage, like everything else in this sphere of warlike operations, has reached a point of progress in advance of anything attained elsewhere. – The Mastery of the Air by William J. Claxton
  2. Instead, however, of considering these kinds of exercise in this empirical way, I will devote a brief space to an examination of them in a more scientific form. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  3. Dr. Moehrlein's knowledge of the occult of India was wholly empirical – The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton by Wardon Allan Curtis
  4. But presently comes the empirical method, which refuses authority to any idea unless it can stand the test of experiment, and prove that it corresponds with reality. – The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society by Upton Sinclair
  5. To a man less thorough and empirical in method than Edison, it would have been sufficient to have made his plans clear to associates or subordinates and hold them responsible for accurate results. – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  6. The practical application of the theory of heat transfer, as developed at present, seems consequently to rest on these last two formulae, which from their nature are more or less empirical – Steam, Its Generation and Use by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
  7. Logic alone can give us no information as to which of these cases actually occurred, and we are thrown back on to a discussion of empirical evidence. –  by
  8. Of course a large number of apparent cures were due solely to nature; which is true under every form of treatment, orthodox or empirical – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  9. Moreover, it is not conditioned like every other empirical fact, but as consequence and substance of a voluntary act entirely unconditioned. – The Red Room by August Strindberg
  10. Of these three, the problem of logic can be solved exactly and perfectly; the problem of physics can probably be solved with as great a degree of certainty and as great an approach to exactness as can be hoped in an empirical region; the problem of theory of knowledge, however, remains very obscure and very difficult to deal with. – Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays by Bertrand Russell
  11. In the religious poems the Jewish standpoint is illustrated in " Saul" and " Rabbi Ben Ezra," the Christian in the portrait of John in " The Death in the Desert"; the empirical reasoner in " Paracelsus." –  by
  12. But even at the best, such a popular or empirical psychology has no special claim to be ranked as science. – Hegel’s Philosophy of Mind by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
  13. The difficulty of defining the limits of intimately- connected studies has been increased, because for centuries it has been customary to designate various branches p 58 of empirical knowledge by terms which admit either of too wide or too limited a definition of the ideas which they were intended to convey, and are, besides, objectionable from having had a different signification in those classical languages of antiquity from thish chey have been borrowed. – COSMOS: A Sketch of the Physical Description of the Universe, Vol. 1 by Alexander von Humboldt
  14. I wonder if the Portuguese of Angola observed it long ago and adopted violet glass for basins, or was it merely accidental and empirical – West African studies by Mary Henrietta Kingsley
  15. Not until the real, individual man is identical with the citizen, and has become a generic being in his empirical life, in his individual work, in his individual relationships, not until man has recognized and organized his own capacities as social capacities, and consequently the social force is no longer divided by the political power, not until then will human emancipation be achieved. – Selected Essays by Karl Marx
  16. But the empirical aspect of this teaching was pushed into the background through the teachings of Socrates and Plato. – An Interpretation of Rudolf Eucken's Philosophy by W. Tudor Jones
  17. This empirical method may perhaps be better illustrated by a specific example. – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  18. The nature of the Church itself as an empirical institution in the midst of human society was subjected to the same criticism with the State. – Edward Caldwell Moore Outline of the History of Christian Thought Since Kant by Edward Moore
  19. Social Science is a vast and complex science; it can not be discovered and constituted by the aid of empirical observation and reasoning: the Inductive method can not do its work here. – History of American Socialisms by John Humphrey Noyes