|Experience: a) reflected perception, which can be compared with prior perceptions and can be processed linguistically. See also events, perception, sensations, empiricism.|
b) an event that is processed in the consciousness of a subject. No mere imagination. See also events, imagination, consciousness.
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Experience/Lewis: the defining feature is its causal role - these then belong to certain physical states - identity: e.g. the combination of the positions within a lock is identical when the lock is open: they are introspectively perceptible processes or activities, not the alleged intentional objects of which experiences are knowledge.
E.g. pain is not the same as the property of feeling pain! "Pain" is a contingent name, that means it and has different denotations in different possible worlds. (Not rigid).
LewisVsBehaviorism: experiences are something real.
They have to be causes and effects - nothing non-physical can be a cause.
Die Identität von Körper und Geist Frankfurt 1989
Konventionen Berlin 1975
Philosophical Papers Bd I New York Oxford 1983
Philosophical Papers Bd II New York Oxford 1986
Cl. I. Lewis
Mind and the World Order: Outline of a Theory of Knowledge (Dover Books on Western Philosophy) 1991