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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

What is experience?


Photo source: Wikimedia Commons, Rene Descartes


What is experience? Here is my definition:


Experience is the totality of past and present sense data


I believe that experience is the only thing we know in life. It's impossible to perceive anything without it being an experience. In this regard, I also believe that our inner thoughts are an experience. For example, imagine that while working in an office, you walk over to the water fountain, get some water and return to your desk. Once you are back at your desk, you can reflect on the individual thoughts going through your head during your trip to the water fountain. This is why I believe we experience our own thoughts.



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