Experience Best Teacher Essay

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For other uses, see Experience (disambiguation).
Experience as a general concept comprises knowledge of or skill in or observation of some thing or some event gained through involvement in or exposure to that thing or event.[1] The history of the word experience aligns it closely with the concept of experiment.
The concept of experience generally refers to know-how or procedural knowledge, rather than propositional knowledge: on-the-job training rather than book-learning. Philosophers dub knowledge based on experience "empirical knowledge" or "a posteriori knowledge".
The interrogation of experience has a long tradition in continental philosophy. Experience plays an important role in the philosophy of Søren Kierkegaard. The German term
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With experience, there are distinctions depending on what sort of existence one takes mathematical entities to have, and how we know about them.[citation needed]
[edit] Emotional experience
Main article: Emotion
Humans can rationalize falling in (and out) of love as "emotional experience". Societies which lack institutional arranged marriages can call on emotional experience in individuals to influence mate-selection.[5] The concept of emotional experience also appears in the notion of emotional intelligence[6] and empathy.
[edit] Spiritual experience
Main article: Religious experience
Newberg and Newberg provide a view on spiritual experience.[7]
[edit] Experiencee
Main article: Religious experience
The experience experiencor.[8] Mystics can describe their visions as "spiritual experiences". However, psychology may explain the same experiences in terms of altered states of consciousness, which may come about accidentally through (for example) very high fever, infections such as meningitis, sleep deprivation, fasting, oxygen deprivation, nitrogen narcosis (deep diving), psychosis, temporal-lobe epilepsy, or a traumatic accident. People can likewise achieve such experiences more deliberately through recognized mystical practices such as sensory deprivation or mind-control techniques, hypnosis, meditation, prayer, or mystical disciplines such as mantra

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