experientialism

[ ik-speer-ee-en-shuh-liz-uh m ]
/ ɪkˌspɪər iˈɛn ʃəˌlɪz əm /

noun Epistemology.

any doctrine or theory that maintains that personal experience is the only or the principal basis of knowledge.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. experience point,
  2. experience table,
  3. experienced,
  4. experiencer,
  5. experiential,
  6. experiment,
  7. experiment station,
  8. experimental,
  9. experimental condition,
  10. experimental group

Origin of experientialism

First recorded in 1860–65; experiential + -ism

Related formsex·pe·ri·en·tial·ist, nounex·pe·ri·en·tial·is·tic, adjective

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