Spreading the Word: What Is Lived Experience?

People use the expression ‘lived experience’ with increasing frequency. We usually mean it as the first-person privileged access to a particular way of experiencing something. Usually, this particular way is intertwined with and expressed in various social identity terms. My lived experience as a woman, as a migrant, as an Eastern European, and so on.

In a recent article, I have alluded to the rich philosophical background and heritage of the term lived experience, as well as its related ‘life-world’. Today, I share with you a podcast episode where two philosophers go into more depth and dig into details of the history and development of what has become a common expression. Its roots stretch to the beginning of the 20th century and to the establishment of the philosophical movement called phenomenology.

Here is the link to the podcast episode: Lived Experience. Enjoy!

a photo of a painter at work from the back

Keeping up the “Spreading the Word” tradition, I hope to share an insightful and thought-provoking article, podcast episode or video every weekend. Humans have always turned and returned to storytelling to find meaning. My weekends’ “Spreading the Word” posts are an online version of sharing meaningful stories.   

keep exploring and storytelling!

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