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[Xmca-l] Re: Having an experience


the phrase
"changing how you henceforth interact with a certain kind of situation,
person or whatever".
This form of wilfully changing the world as a "doing" may "conceal" as well
as "reveal" and become one sided "doing".

However, as I was reading Dewey's "Having an Experience" I was reading a
 caution that we also  pause in our reflections/critiques when we are
intently focusing on "doing". That THIS "doing" may be/come a one sided
intended focus if we loose sight of the "on the other hand" of "doing" [the
receiving aspect] as also changing how you henceforth interact with a
certain kind of situation, person, or whatever."

Changing "how you henceforth act"  includes this other kind of "doing" that
is not so focused on "constructing" but is more focused as anticipation
opening towards  and undergoing "an" experience as a way of orienting
within  the world.

performing the world "includes" this doing and that doing and both are
agentic ways of experiencing forming places. Either alone and we loose
having "an" experience.

Is Dewey actually saying what I am putting in his mouth?  Am I
"translating"? or learning a different "language"?
Here is Thomas Kuhn's understanding of "learning a language"

There is a certain group of connected terms that seem to occur together in
closely related ways in areas that do not make sense.  Finally one
perceives that if you "use" the words THIS way you can finally understand
what these passages in a text "mean".  You then utilize what you have
"discovered" and teach other people to use the words in THAT way.  That's
why Kuhn says that the process of "understanding" involves language
LEARNING  and cannot be reduced to "translation"
You cannot go back and forth between the two languages. You cannot simply
incorporate terms from another language into your own language and "use"
them interchangeably with your own terms."

Now to "understand" the language is conceptual but must we also undergo
having "an" experience "using" this language before we "understand" this
language. And is THIS process of undergoing "an" experience the meaning of

Andy, I am asking if both kinds of "doing" are necessary for learning and
to "have" an experience that is meaningful? Both in/take and out/take
[taking "in"] and [taking "out"].  Anticipation consummated and completed
and at rest [not concluded and finished]  In Dewey's language "phases" of
experience. In place-making the "extension" within time.