Learning From Experience


“Experience can both confirm what is already known (we see what we have learned to see) and upset what has been taken for granted (when different meanings are in conflict, we readjust our vision to take account of the conflict or to resolve it — that is what is meant by ‘learning from experience’ …)

– Joan W. Scott, 1991 essay on historiography as quoted by Darby English, p.6 – How to See a Work of Art in Total Darkness