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
McDowell, John
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Experience I 34f
Experience/McDowell: is passive. Nevertheless, it brings abilities into the game, which actually belong to spontaneity.
I 35
Spontaneity/McDowell: we must look at the expanded spontaneity as if it were subject to a control which originates outside of our thinking.
This cannot be the "given".
I 35
Given/experience/McDowell: how the experience of a person represents things is outside its influence, but it depends on it itself whether it is accepted or rejected by the appearance.
I 161
Experience/Quine: not subject to natural laws. Therefore, it cannot play any role within justification.
Only raw causal link to sentences.
Can only lie outside the area of the reasons.
I 58
Experience/McDowell: includes much more than qualities.
I 81
McDowellVsEvans: E.g. Colors: Fine-grained: we should not always assume that there must be a matching pattern.
There must also be recognition in the game.
Thinking: there are surely thoughts that cannot be put into words so that their contents are completely determined.
I 147
Definition "inner" experience: sense sensations and emotional states. (Only applies to humans).

J. McDowell
Geist und Welt Frankfurt 2001

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-24