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Re: RES: [xmca] Perezhivanie and Dewey's concept of experience
> On Feb 19, 2013, at 7:13 PM, Ivo Banaco <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Sorry, I've just realized I've mistaken Dewey with Dilthey, I wonder why...
Perhaps because all of this was in Dilthey too.
Dilthey (1833–1911) considered human experience (erlebnis, usually translated 'lived experience') to be concrete and historical, always shaped by the context of the past and by the horizon of the future, and he argued that lived experience is the basis for all understanding. Lived experience is a direct, immediate, pre-reflective contact with life, an act of perceiving in which the person is unified with the object of their understanding. It is made up not of static cognitive categories but of meaningful unities which are prior to the separation between emotion, willing, with knowing. Lived experience contains within it the temporality of living, and of life itself.
“That which in the stream of time forms a unity in the present because it has a unitary meaning is the smallest entity which we can designate as an experience” (Dilthey, Collected Works 7, 194)
“The experience does not stand like an object over against its experiencer, but rather its very existence for me is undifferentiated from the whatness which is present for me in it” (Collected Works 7, 139)
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