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Introspection and Experiment

Stephen R. L. Clark

in A Parliament of Souls

Published in print October 1990 | ISBN: 9780198242369
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191680458 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242369.003.0002
Introspection and Experiment

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This chapter discusses introspection and experiment, and methodology is also included. It is stated that sound methodology requires the acceptance of public and repeatable experiment, and that the truth lies in the common, not in the private dream. The discussion on introspection reveals that one’s thoughts are so far ‘not our own’, and that we cannot easily control them, which makes it difficult for us to recall the last few minutes’ thoughts we had.

Keywords: introspection; experiment; methodology; repeatable; public; truth; private dream; thoughts

Chapter.  9329 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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