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Who were the great empiricists?


Question asked by: mrquestion

Asked on: 19 Jan 2010

There are many empiricists who made major contributions to the world of philosophy.

Some of the most famous of these are undoubtedly John Locke, Thomas Hobbes and of course David Hume too.

They emphasised the world of experience and from experiencing our deriving what we know about the world, in contrast to, for instance, divine relevation or some of the more mystical and intuitive philosophies that were coming out of Continental Europe at the time from their contemporaries.

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