Scientific method: A method which requires independently observable and reproducible verification of factual findings and laws, but required by this method to erase first-person inner experience a-priori.This built-in erasure of inner life is a limit unrecognized by Scientism.
Traditional name used to describe procedures for obtaining empirical knowledge by means of careful observation of the world versus a-priori speculation.
Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy and World Problems, Volume I-III, UNESCO in partnership with Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems: Oxford, 2004-11.