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.

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Origin of experientialism

First recorded in 1860–65; experiential + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM experientialism

ex·pe·ri·en·tial·ist, nounex·pe·ri·en·tial·is·tic, adjective
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