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Author: David Bronstein

prior to our birth, where it remains throughout our bodily existence and endures after our bodily death. Learning, then, is not the acquisition of knowledge the soul did not previously possess but the recollection of knowledge it already possesses. Aristotle disagrees. But on what grounds? His argument

In: History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis
Author: Theodor Ebert

-Sperber (1991), ist davon jedoch keine Notiz genommen worden. Nehamas (1994) 247 n. 37 referiert die These meiner beiden von ihm erwähnten Publikationen mit den Worten: „… he thinks that Plato believes that learning is only analogous to recollection, not an instance of it. But, I think, Plato’s view is much

In: History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis

. This fallacy is avoidable only by presupposing a Platonic two-world-dualism: The soul, as well as truth, belongs to the subsisting intelligible and therefore essentially has knowledge. Ignorance can be understood, according to recollection theory, as partial forgetting, allowing for distinguishing

In: History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis
Author: Marc A. Moffett

answers to this question are possible and, indeed, the best answer may ultimately be multi-faceted. However, I am going to argue in this paper that at least one major motivation for the dialogue is as a defense of Platonistic epistemology and, in particular, Plato’s Theory of Recollection. Specif- * The

In: History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis
Author: Jörg Hardy

Forms is the only way to overcome the contingencies of the physical world (65a–67a). Knowledge of Forms can be best understood as theoretical, scientific knowledge; such as the knowledge about the modus operandi of perception that is the upshot of the argument from recollection. This argument proves

In: History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis
Author: David Bronstein

as first principles.5 Such knowledge exists in our souls prior to our birth, where it remains throughout our bodily existence and endures after our bodily death. Learning, then, is not the acquisition of knowledge the soul did not previously possess but the recollection of knowledge it already

In: Ancient Epistemology
Author: Michael Jungert

Verwendungsweisen und Bedeutungen beider Begriffe wichtige Unterschiede (vg!. dazu Bloch, Aristotle on Memory and Recollection, S. 74-78; sowie Jungert, Personen und ihre Vergangenheit, S. 19f. und S. 39). 6 Danziger, Marking the Mind, S. 156. Das erinnerte Selbst 191 zeitgedachtnis erfolgt und das Kurzzeit

In: Persönlichkeit
Author: Bernd Hene

“recover knowledge” and not simply as “acquire knowledge”. Assuming that this translation is correct, the overall conclusion of the commentator’s reconstruction states the central thesis of Plato’s theory of recollection, namely that learning is recollection, which in turn is nothing but the recovery of

In: History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis

Italian Front in the late summer of 1918, as Hayek remembered: My first recollection goes back to a day on furlough and leave of absence from the front, where on the railway station in Bad Ischl, [Austria], two young ensigns in the artillery in uniform looked at each other and said, »You have a fairly

In: Friedrich August von Hayek’s Draft Biography of Ludwig Wittgenstein
Author: Vasilis Politis

of the fact that the context in the Phaedo is different from that in the Republic passage. The context in the Phaedo , but not in the Republic , includes the idea of recollection; and the idea of recollection is associated in the Phaedo with the idea of the soul’s pre-existing the body. But

In: History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis