Experientialism
Experientialism Ex*pe`ri*en"tial*ism ([e^]ks*p[=e]`r[i^]*[e^]n"shal*[i^]z'm), n. (Philos.) The doctrine that experience, either that of ourselves or of others, is the test or criterion of general knowledge; -- opposed to {intuitionalism}. [1913 Webster]

Experientialism is in short, a philosophical or logical theory, not a psychological one. --G. C. Robertson. [1913 Webster]


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  • Experientialism — is the philosophical theory that experience is the source of knowledge. [cite book |title=The Church |last=Bloesch |first=Donald G. |year=2002 |publisher=InterVarsity Press |isbn=9780830814169 |pages=pp. 93 96… …   Wikipedia

  • experientialism — experientialist, n. experientialistic, adj. /ik spear ee en sheuh liz euhm/, n. Epistemology. any doctrine or theory that maintains that personal experience is the only or the principal basis of knowledge. [1860 65; EXPERIENTIAL + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • experientialism — noun The theory that experience is the source of knowledge …   Wiktionary

  • experientialism — doctrine that knowledge comes from experience Philosophical Isms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • Experientialism — the philosophy that knowledge is to be measured according to experiences and first hand accounts. Experimentalism a philosophy that uses data obtained from experiments in order to ascertain the integrity of an idea or proposed concept …   Mini philosophy glossary

  • experientialism — ex·pe·ri·en·tial·ism …   English syllables

  • experientialism — /əkspɛriˈɛnʃəlɪzəm/ (say uhksperee enshuhlizuhm), /ɛk / (say ek ) noun a doctrine that maintains that all knowledge is derived from experience. –experientialist, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • experientialism — ikˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷chəˌlizəm, (ˌ)ek noun ( s) : a philosophical theory that experience is the source of all knowledge not purely deductive, formal, or tautological compare empiricism * * * experientialist, n. experientialistic, adj. /ik spear ee en… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Experientialist — Ex*pe ri*en tial*ist ([e^]ks*p[=e] r[i^]*[e^]n shal*[i^]st), n. One who accepts the doctrine of experientialism. Also used adjectively. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Intuitionalism — In tu*i tion*al*ism, n. (Metaph.) The doctrine that the perception or recognition of primary truth is intuitive, or direct and immediate; opposed to {sensationalism}, and {experientialism}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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