Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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.
Author Item Excerpt Meta data
Lewis, David
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Experience I 8
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.
V 10
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).
I 13
LewisVsBehaviorism: experiences are something real.
I 18
They have to be causes and effects - nothing non-physical can be a cause.

D. Lewis
Die Identität von Körper und Geist Frankfurt 1989

D. Lewis
Konventionen Berlin 1975

D. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd I New York Oxford 1983

D. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd II New York Oxford 1986

LwCl I
Cl. I. Lewis
Mind and the World Order: Outline of a Theory of Knowledge (Dover Books on Western Philosophy) 1991

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-23