sense experience

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Noun1.sense experience - an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation; "a sensation of touch"
perception - the process of perceiving
limen, threshold - the smallest detectable sensation
masking - the blocking of one sensation resulting from the presence of another sensation; "he studied auditory masking by pure tones"
visual sensation, vision - the perceptual experience of seeing; "the runners emerged from the trees into his clear vision"; "he had a visual sensation of intense light"
odour, olfactory perception, olfactory sensation, smell, odor - the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form; "she loved the smell of roses"
gustatory perception, gustatory sensation, taste, taste perception, taste sensation - the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus; "the candy left him with a bad taste"; "the melon had a delicious taste"
auditory sensation, sound - the subjective sensation of hearing something; "he strained to hear the faint sounds"
synaesthesia, synesthesia - a sensation that normally occurs in one sense modality occurs when another modality is stimulated
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seeking, through sense experience and reason, the pleasures most
Now, we can introduce another kind of sense experience, namely, touch T.
"[W]hat we experience," Russell wrote, "has certain characteristics connected with our experiencing." (41) Taking into account the physiology, we do not experience external objects directly, but rather infer objects from sense experience. What we perceive are events triggered, for example, by light waves or sound waves.
(9.) Morgan (2010) argues that Wilde's aestheticism is focused on precisely sense experience as such and thus participates in a transformation of the meaning of beauty that was already being theorized by Walter Pater in the legacy of German idealist aesthetics.
His depictions of sense experience fulfill the "fleshly" ideals of Pre-Raphaelitism in a way that the "painterly poems" of his contemporaries often failed to do.
Smell accounts for more sense experience than taste and is connected to memory and emotions.
Aesthetics and politics are intimately linked because aesthetics "means first freeing up the norms of representation, and second, constituting a kind of community of sense experience that works on the world of assumptions, of the as if that includes those who are not included by revealing a mode of existence of sense experience that has eluded the allocation of parties and lots" (Ranciere, 2006, p.
Cuthbert has also been around the Wales set-up longer than James and you sense experience has been brought to bear here as well.
Give the numerous objections to knowing through reason alone, or through reason especially or through sense experience alone or through sense experience especially, an eclectic option becomes enticing as a theoretical solution to the divides.
Dickinson's sense experience becomes a metaphor of intense wonder.
Needless to say, when we speak of experience of God we are not referring to such sense experience. In accurate theological language the phrase "experience of God" means something other than sense experience.