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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.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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John McDowell on Experience - Dictionary of Arguments

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".
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.
>Reality, >Myth of the given.
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.
>Space of reason.
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.
>Color, >Qualia, >Recognition.
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). Cf. >Sensory impressions/McDowell.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

McDowell I
John McDowell
Mind and World, Cambridge/MA 1996
German Edition:
Geist und Welt Frankfurt 2001

McDowell II
John McDowell
"Truth Conditions, Bivalence and Verificationism"
Truth and Meaning, G. Evans/J. McDowell,

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