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High impact information on Empiricism

  • The development of new antiepileptic drugs is poised on the cusp between empiricism and the rational scientific development of medicaments designed to perform specific neurophysiologic functions in keeping with modern ideas of epilepsy generation and spread [1].
  • Freud equates neurosis with what seventeenth- and eighteenth-century philosophical tradition termed Rationalism, in contrast to Empiricism [2].


  1. New antiepileptic drug development. Dreifuss, F.E. Epilepsia (1994) [Pubmed]
  2. The validation of psychoanalytical hypotheses in clinical practice. Kerz-Rühling, I. The International journal of psycho-analysis. (1996) [Pubmed]
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