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experientialism

Definitions

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  • n. The theory that experience is the source of knowledge.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The doctrine that experience, either that of ourselves or of others, is the test or criterion of general knowledge; -- opposed to intuitionalism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The doctrine that all our knowledge has its origin in experience, and must submit to the test of experience.

Etymologies

experiential +‎ -ism (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Specifically, what's foundationally important for Humean Empiricism is not anti-Nativism, but what we might call experientialism, the thesis that all our ideas are representations of particular sensory states.

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  • A couple of women at the screening said that you could tell that good friends had written it because they really understood how friends spoke to one another, but I think this is just a tendency to explain anything women do through the lens of experientialism, lest we get too big for our boots and use our imaginations.

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  • One of Whitehead's most controversial notions is in fact his panpsychism what David Ray Griffin calls "pan-experientialism", the idea that all of reality possesses, however rudimentary, an inner or subjective life.

    Why I am Not a Pantheist (Nor a Panentheist): Metaphysics, Totalization, and the Cosmos By Jonathan Weidenbaum

  • This turn to experience led to a shift from a concern with the divine, as mediated through the teaching of the mystics, to a concern with what the mystics themselves experienced, which McIntosh calls experientialism.

    Mystical Theology and the Liturgical Consummation of Philosophy

  • The questions of rationalism, experientialism, and biblical criticism were known only to scholars.

    Prime Time Preachers: The Rising Power of Televangelism; with an Introduction by T George Harris

  • Geisler lists the methodologies to knowledge in general and about God in particular as agnosticism, rationalism, fideism, experientialism, evidentialism, pragmatism, and combinationalism.

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  • While experientialism stresses the importance of a personal acquaintance with what we categorize as the divine, evidentialism provides an anchor to prevent such hypothesizing from meandering off into exceedingly esoteric or individualized speculation by providing a basis for belief any interested party is free to investigate at their own leisure.

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  • Rationalism, fideism, and experientialism are largely inwardly focused approaches to knowledge of God with both fideism and experientialism also being highly subjective as well.

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  • Stretching all the way back to the Neoplatonist Plotinus, experientialism views what the believer refers to as God as "the one beyond all knowing and being (66)."

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  • If we start from the experiential, which is all we can know, everything is then experiential = panpsychism, or pan-experientialism.

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