Volume 13 · Number 2 · Pages 235–237
Access Conditions to Past Experience

Pierre Vermersch

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Open peer commentary on the article “Excavating Belief About Past Experience: Experiential Dynamics of the Reflective Act” by Urban Kordeš & Ema Demšar. Upshot: I discuss four points: (1) The “excavation fallacy” is a skeptical assertion, therefore, it is not a valid argument; (2) Nisbett & Wilson’s results are experimental artefacts; (3) Guiding to recall enables the exceeding of limits ruled by experimental psychology of memory; (4) A typology of research situations must be introduced to the way we consider methodology.


Vermersch P. (2018) Access conditions to past experience. Constructivist Foundations 13(2): 235–237. http://constructivist.info/13/2/235

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