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By Russell T. Hurlburt

You reside all of your waking existence immersed on your internal reviews (thoughts, emotions, sensations, etc.) - deepest phenomena created by way of you, only for you, your individual means. regardless of their intimacy and ubiquity, you possibly do not know the features of your individual internal phenomena; neither does psychology or recognition technology. Investigating Pristine internal event explores the way to understand internal adventure in excessive constancy. This ebook will remodel your view of your personal internal event, wake up you to experiential alterations among humans, and thereby reframe your puzzling over psychology and recognition technology, which banned the examine of internal event for many of a century and but persisted to acknowledge its primary value. the writer, a pioneer in utilizing beepers to discover internal adventure, attracts on his 35 years of reviews to supply attention-grabbing and provocative perspectives of daily internal event and adventure in bulimia, formative years, the aged, schizophrenia, Tourette's syndrome, virtuosity, etc. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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Let’s recall our glimpse of Stephanie’s experience from Chapter 1: Stephanie had basically one thing ongoing: a felt pressure to say something politically correct about Las Vegas, a process of reviewing and rejecting things she could say about it. Stephanie’s experience in that sample was far less complex than Jessica’s experience. Stephanie’s Las Vegas sample was rather typical of her other samples – none was remotely as complex as any of Jessica’s examples here. So it seems, preliminarily, that there are substantial differences between people in their inner experiences.

Comedian Stephen Colbert coined the term “truthiness” to mean “the quality of preferring concepts or facts one wishes to be true, rather than concepts or facts known to be true” (it was Merriam-Webster’s number-one word of the year in 2006; Merriam-Webster, 2009). The point of Colbert’s wit is to demonstrate that truthiness is not good enough, and I agree with that, too. Frankfurt’s bullshit and Colbert’s truthiness come from the same motive. We are observing, by our melodramatic and armchair introspection examples, that we need to be very specific in targeting moments; that we need to be very careful in understanding what is experience and what only seems to be experience; that we need genuinely to submit to the constraints that the attempt to apprehend moments of experience imposes.

002 Cambridge Books Online © Cambridge University Press, 2012 Moments of Truth 17 to disable that key; that I was deciding whether to spell “gray” or “grey”; that I misspelled “twinge” and had to go back and fix it; and so on. That is, due to some a priori understanding of my task, I had somehow agreed with myself to overlook important, real aspects of my experience, even though I was ostensibly trying to give a complete account of my experience. That is therefore another methodological implication: However I go about apprehending my real pristine experience, I’ll have to suspend my sense of task, my presuppositions about what is “supposed” to be in experience.

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