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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.

Author Concept Summary/Quotes Sources

John Dewey on Experience - Dictionary of Arguments

Suhr I 37
Experience/Dewey: the concept of experience excludes from its essence completeness and finality. >Completeness.
Suhr I 71
Experience/Dewey: experience means to make an experiment with the world. It is not an experience when the child touches the flame. It is only an experience when the movement is associated with the pain.
I 72
DeweyVsKant: Unlike Kant's idea of the synthetic activity of the mind, we are never dealing with a chaotic manifoldness. Our senses always supply already interpreted material. >Reality, >Perception.
Suhr I 102
Experience/Antiquity: The concept of experience emerged, when the arts were above all routine. Experience: experience is a collection of unreasonable customs. Skill, not insight.
Experience/modern times: the concept formed itself, as the arts became more experimental!
I 141
Experience/Dewey: Things that interact in a certain way are experience! ("Double meaning" of the concept of experience, > Experience/James).
I 150
Experience/Dewey: Cognitive experience is always embedded in non-cognitive experience. Pro empiricism. >Empiricism.
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Eco I 194
Def Experience/Dewey: an experience is when the experienced material aims at a conclusion and completion. Then and only then does it integrate. A flow from something to something.

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.

Dew II
J. Dewey
Essays in Experimental Logic Minneola 2004

Suhr I
Martin Suhr
John Dewey zur Einführung Hamburg 1994

Eco I
U. Eco
Opera aperta, Milano 1962, 1967
German Edition:
Das offene Kunstwerk Frankfurt/M. 1977

Eco II
U, Eco
La struttura assente, Milano 1968
German Edition:
Einführung in die Semiotik München 1972

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