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Rudolf Carnap (1891—1970) German-born American philosopher


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German philosophical term for experience. In post-Romantic German philosophy the term took on the connotation of ‘lived’ non-conceptualized, and sometimes ineffable experience, akin to the stream of qualia of some theorists of consiousness. It can be contrasted with Erfahrung, which denotes more ordinary perception of interpreted fact. Elementary experiences form the basis of Carnap's early construction of the world of empirical objects.

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