Sunday, May 18, 2014

quote of the day

"It is not experience which is experienced, but nature - stones, plants, animals, diseases, health, temperature, electricity, and so in. Things interacting in certain ways *are* experience...Experience thus reaches down into nature; it has depth. It also has breadth and to an indefinitely elastic extent. It stretches. That stretch constitutes inference."

- John Dewey, "Experience and Philosophic Method"