Empirical Facts

Famous quotes containing the words empirical and/or facts:

    To develop an empiricist account of science is to depict it as involving a search for truth only about the empirical world, about what is actual and observable.... It must involve throughout a resolute rejection of the demand for an explanation of the regularities in the observable course of nature, by means of truths concerning a reality beyond what is actual and observable, as a demand which plays no role in the scientific enterprise.
    Bas Van Fraassen (b. 1941)

    All public facts are to be individualized, all private facts are to be generalized.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)