Un mondo di esperienza neutra

  • Giacomo Foglietta


William James’s notion of “pure experience” aims at overcoming the traditional dualism between “psychic” and “material”. For this purpose, James develops a vision in which all that exists is natural insofar as it belongs to experience. In this paper I intend to provide a reading of pure experience in connection to Bergson’s élan vital and Whitehead’s superject. With this respect, subjectivity plays no fundamental role; rather, James argues that subjectivity is included in the world as an infinite process. From this perspective, “mind” does not coincide with “psychic” but indicates “pure experience”.

Come citare
Foglietta, G. (1). Un mondo di esperienza neutra. Philosophy Kitchen - Rivista Di Filosofia Contemporanea, (4). https://doi.org/10.13135/2385-1945/3819