Definition of empirio-criticism in English:

empirio-criticism

noun

Philosophy
historical
  • A positivist theory of knowledge which rejects the dualism between the mental world of perception and the external world of matter, in favour of a monist view in which all knowledge derives from pure experience.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Mind. From empirio- + criticism, after German Empiriokritizismus.

Pronunciation

empirio-criticism

/ɛmˌpɪrɪəʊˈkrɪtɪsɪz(ə)m//ɪmˌpɪrɪəʊˈkrɪtɪsɪz(ə)m/