British Philosophy

Philosophy in the British Isles has for hundreds of years been distinguished by its empirical approach to philosophical questions. Empirical philosophers accept the evidence of their senses as the only trustworthy source of knowledge. They try to look openly, without preconceived notions, at what is happening before deciding what it means. They also ask: "How do we know what is happening?" They concern themselves with the ways in which man obtains knowledge and decides how reliable it is.

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