Volume 13 · Number 2 · Pages 232–235
Pristine Experience, the Feeling of Veracity, Iteration, and the Bracketing of Presuppositions

Russell T. Hurlburt

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Abstract

Open peer commentary on the article “Excavating Belief About Past Experience: Experiential Dynamics of the Reflective Act” by Urban Kordeš & Ema Demšar. Upshot: Based on 40 years of practice using descriptive experience sampling, I clarify three important ways that my view of reflective inquiry differs from that of Kordeš and Demšar. I differentiate between investigations that do and do not explore pristine experience, discuss the risks of using the feeling of veracity as a guide to an investigation, and distinguish between two importantly different kinds of iteration.

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Hurlburt R. T. (2018) Pristine experience, the feeling of veracity, iteration, and the bracketing of presuppositions. Constructivist Foundations 13(2): 232–235. http://constructivist.info/13/2/232

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