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The Phenomenology of Unprecedented Experience: Ontological and Cognitive Wonder

  • Shaun Gallagher
  • Lauren Reinerman-Jones
  • Bruce Janz
  • Patricia Bockelman
  • Jörg Trempler
Part of the New Directions in Philosophy and Cognitive Science book series (NDPCS)

Abstract

Is wonder inconceivable? The question is not, is wonder impossible, but is it inconceivable, that is, is it impossible to put into concepts, despite the fact that clearly people experience it, and we talk and write about it? Is wonder absolutely unique to each person who experiences it? Do concepts undermine wonder as wonder, turning it into something else that might be researchable, but is no longer the original experience?

Keywords

Religious Experience Mystical Experience Past Participle Experimental Phenomenology Space Travel 
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Copyright information

© Shaun Gallagher, Lauren Reinerman-Jones, Bruce Janz, Patricia Bockelman, and Jörg Trempler 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shaun Gallagher
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lauren Reinerman-Jones
    • 3
  • Bruce Janz
    • 3
  • Patricia Bockelman
    • 3
  • Jörg Trempler
    • 4
  1. 1.University of MemphisUSA
  2. 2.University of WollongongAustralia
  3. 3.University of Central FloridaUSA
  4. 4.Humboldt UniversityGermany

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