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Definition of "nonempirical" [nonempirical]

  • Not based on any empirical evidence; faith-driven (adjective)
  • Not relying directly on data; theory-driven (adjective)

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Use "nonempirical" in a sentence
  • "It's hard to tell whether the author of the post at Prosthesis thinks "nonempirical" factors in theory selection are bad for science, but it's clear that he/she thinks they are unavoidable."
  • "Their culture, which dismisses science, is often nonempirical."
  • "He recalls that in all interventions he took the radical positivist line that science is the basis of knowledge; that it is empirical; and that nonempirical enterprises are either logic or nonsense (p. 68)."
Words like "nonempirical"
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