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|ISBN:||0300066686 9780300066685 0300105665 9780300105667|
|Description:||ix, 188 pages ; 22 cm|
|Contents:||Prologue: A Plea for Experience --
1. Have You Ever Been Experienced? Philosophy Meets the Real World --
2. The Search for a Philosophy of Experience --
3. Fear of Uncertainty and the Flight from Experience --
4. The Degradation of Experience in the Modern Workplace --
5. Sharing Experience --
6. Experience and Love of Life --
7. Experience and the Birth of Hope --
Epilogue: Fighting for Experience.
|Responsibility:||Edward S. Reed.|
Since the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century, Western epistemological tradition has rejected primary experience in favor of the abstractions of secondhand experience. Building on James Gibson's concept of ecological psychology, Reed offers a spirited defense of the reality and significance of ordinary experience against both modernist and postmodernist critics. He expands on the radical critiques of work, education, and art begun by William Morris and John Dewey, offering an alternative vision of meaningful learning that places greater emphasis on unmediated experience, and he outlines the psychological, cultural, and intellectual conditions that will be needed to foster that crucial change.