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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.

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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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Christopher Peacocke on Experience - Dictionary of Arguments

I 5
Perception/experience/tradition/Peacocke: experience has a content.
>Empirical content
, >Content
On the other hand:
Feeling/sensations/tradition: sensation has no content. - E.g. sensation of smallness.
It may nevertheless be a certain sensation.
>Knowledge, >Thinking, >World/Thinking, >Distinctions.
I 16f
Experience/PeacockeVsPerception Theory/Tradition: more than just perception: emotional content, not merely representative content: e.g. tilted cube: jumps over, the network of lines looks completely different (perception).
On the other hand: e.g. rabbit-duck-head: the line web does not change, therefore the perception theorist could claim that there are two representational components:
a) the lines,
b) Rabbit/duck
>Rabbit-duck-head, >Perception theory/Peacocke.
Perception theory: translation variant: the missing property must be introduced in suitable statements. PeacockeVs: this would only provide a priori knowledge, not empirical knowledge, since the postulated type of experience could not be missing.
- Vs added terms: these do not have to be available to the clueless, so they do not change the truth or falsity.
>Overdetermination of the representational content.
Overdetermined: the angle could be changed by appropriate overlapping without changing the picture.
I 199
Experience/Peacocke: also non-inferential experience is possible.
Doubts: are inferential, always from conclusion.

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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.

Peacocke I
Chr. R. Peacocke
Sense and Content Oxford 1983

Peacocke II
Christopher Peacocke
"Truth Definitions and Actual Languges"
In
Truth and Meaning, G. Evans/J. McDowell, Oxford 1976


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