Definitions of experientialist

  1. One who accepts the doctrine of experimentalism. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. Pertaining or relating to experientialism. "The experientialist doctrine thus appears wholly at fault if it means (as it has often been taken by supporters and opponents alike to mean) that all intellection was first sensation in the individual, or even (in a more refined form) that general knowledge is elaborated afresh by each of us from our own experience. ... It is common to say that inherited aptitudes are, after all, only a slower result of experience, developed in the race instead of the individual; and the like may be said still more evidently of the social tradition deposited in the growing language of mankind. The real bond, however, between experientialists at the present day and those of an earlier time, is that both declare experience to be the test or criterion of general knowledge, let its origin for the individual be what it may. Experientialism is, in short, a philosophical or logical theory, not a psychological one."-Prof. G. C. Robertson. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.