Experience is our Ground

We only know so much as we have lived. Instantly we know whose words are loaded with life and whose are not.  These are words taken from Emerson, and they suggest a profound truth about what gives weight and meaning to our living. There is no substitute for direct experience. It is the primary source of all our learning. It is what shapes our character and values most deeply. Lived experience is the medium by which we create who and what we are in life. Nothing is as powerful. To truly know means to have lived the experience

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About The Practical Philosopher

I am a retired Philosophy professor. I taught philosophy for 43 years, and I would like to share some of what I have found pursuing the fascinating journey of philosophy.
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