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Prolepsis and Ennoia in the early Stoa

Henry Dyson 1975-


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  • Title:
    Prolepsis and Ennoia in the early Stoa
  • Author: Henry Dyson 1975-
  • Description: Front matter; Contents; Introduction: The Seeds of Virtue and Knowledge; Chapter One: Are Porlepses and Common Conceptions Identical?; Chapter Two: Prolepsis and Common Conceptions as Criteria of Truth; Chapter Three: Stages in the Development of Reason; Interim Conclusions: Meno's Paradox and the Early Stoa; Chapter Four: The Formation of Prolepses; Chapter Five: Prolepsis in Ordinary and Philosophical Cognition; Conclusion: Are the Stoics Empiricists or Rationalists?; Tables: The Usage of Προλ́ηψις, ́Εννοια, and Related Terms; Appendix A: Epicurus and Later Epicureans
    Appendix B: The Early Stoa Appendix C: Cicero and Seneca; Appendix D: Epictetus; Appendix E: Plutarch; Appendix F: Sextus Empiricus; Appendix G: Alexander of Aphrodisias; Appendix H: Alcinous; Back matter
    This book offers a reconstruction of the early Stoic doctrine of prolepsis, revealing it to be much closer to Platonic recollection in certain respects than previously thought. The standard interpretation of prolepsis as preconceptions is inconsistent with their status as criteria of truth. Rather, prolepsis is a form of tacit knowledge that requires articulation and systematization. This reconstruction is supported by a comprehensive collection of texts relating to prolepsis from Epicurus to Alexander of Aphrodisias.
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Walter de Gruyter
  • Format: 1 online resource (300 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-282-45670-9;ISBN 9786612456701;ISBN 3-11-021229-3
  • Subjects: Stoics; Philosophy, Ancient; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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