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Radical Empiricism

“If you look very carefully, you’ll see that consciousness is simply one with whatever is immediately arising- as we saw the mountain, for example. You as a subject do not see the mountain as an object, but rather, you and the mountain are one in the immediacy of the actual experience. So in that sense, … Continue reading

William James on “Radical Empiricism”

This is an excerpt from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: James’s fundamental idea is that mind and matter are both aspects of, or structures formed from, a more fundamental stuff — pure experience — that (despite being called “experience”) is neither mental nor physical. Pure experience, James explains, is “the immediate flux of life which … Continue reading