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by jkirsch
9 years ago
A Glossary of Terms Important in Ancient Greek Philosophy

αισθησις - aisthesis: Perception. One of Theaetetus' answers to Socrates question, "What is Knowledge?" in Plato's Theaetetus. Theaetetus' answer differs from empiricism, in which raw perceptions are the basis for reasoning which leads to knowledge. Instead, he asserts that raw perceptions are, themselves, the only knowledge. Socrates argues that...

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by jkirsch
9 years ago
Plato's Theory of Recollection

In his Socratic dialogues The Phaedo and The Meno, Plato advances a theory concerning the acquisition of human knowledge. In these dialogues, Plato asserts that people acquire knowledge through recollection; that is, nothing is learned new, from experience. Knowledge exists a priori in the human soul, and while certain...

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