existential vs experiential what difference

what is difference between existential and experiential

English

Etymology

Late Latin existentialis, from existentia.

Adjective

existential (not comparable)

  1. Of, or relating to existence.
  2. Concerning the very existence of, especially with regard to extinction.
  3. Based on experience; empirical.
    • 1902, William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience, Lecture I:
      In recent books on logic, distinction is made between two orders of inquiry concerning anything. First, what is the nature of it? how did it come about? what is its constitution, origin, and history? And second, What is its importance, meaning, or significance, now that it is once here? The answer to the one question is given in an existential judgment or proposition. The answer to the other is a proposition of value, what the Germans call a Werthurtheil
  4. (philosophy) Of, or relating to existentialism.
  5. (linguistics) Relating to part of a clause that indicates existence, e.g. “there is”.

Antonyms

  • non-phenomenal
  • noumenal
  • non-metaphysical

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Translations

Noun

existential (plural existentials)

  1. (linguistics) Ellipsis of existential clause
    • 2014, Silvia Luraghi, Tuomas Huumo, Partitive Cases and Related Categories, Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG (→ISBN), page 153:
      We argue that existentials form a radial category, with a prototype and less canonical instances, where the prototype is clearly definable but the actual borderline between existentials and other clause types is fuzzy.
  2. (programming) Ellipsis of existential type
    Coordinate term: generic

Further reading

  • “existential” in Raymond Williams, Keywords (revised), 1983, Fontana Press, page 123.

References



English

Etymology

experience +‎ -ial.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɛkˌspɪəɹiˈɛnʃəl/, /ɪkˌspɪəɹiˈɛnʃəl/
  • (US) enPR: ĭk-spîr’ē-ĕnʹshəl, IPA(key): /ɪkˌspɪɹiˈɛnʃəl/

Adjective

experiential (comparative more experiential, superlative most experiential)

  1. Of, related to, encountered in, or derived from experience.
    Atheists argue that there is no experiential confirmation for the existence of a god.
    Each color has a unique experiential quality.

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