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Znakov V.V. Inconceivable and mysterious as attributes of existential experience

Full text in Russian: Знаков В.В. Непостижимое и тайна как атрибуты экзистенциального опыта
Institute of Psychology, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia

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The structure of existential experience of an individual is analyzed, its main components are identified; the content of existential experience is compared with mental and other types of experience. Six main components of existential experience are considered: three-component structure, meta-system organization, emotional experience, one’s own and borrowed experience of an individual, understanding-comprehension and inconceivable and mysterious as attributes of experience. It is substantiated that together with reliable knowledge inconceivable and mysterious are essential components of human being and individual experience.

Keywords: existential experience, emotional experience, understanding-comprehension, inconceivable, mysterious


The study was supported by Russian Foundation for Humanities, project 13-06-00087.


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Received 25 May 2013. Date of publication: 29 October 2013.

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Znakov Viktor V. Ph.D., Professor, Principal Research Associate, Institute of Psychology, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Yaroslavskaya, 13, 129366 Moscow, Russia.
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Znakov V.V. Inconceivable and mysterious as attributes of existential experience. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2013, Vol. 6, No. 31, p. 1. (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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