Essays Tagged: "theory of recollection"

Plato's understanding of what the essence of knowledge.

llection. This thesis gives a man the ideas that he later becomes conscious of by recollection. The theory of recollection may explain why people often say that they had certain knowledge before they ... ay that they had certain knowledge before they heard it for the first time.In simple words, Plato's theory states that when people think about something and find an answer to a problem, they are recol ...

(6 pages) 256 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Phaedo: The Immortality of the Soul

The philosophical discussion begins as Cebes brings up Socrates' Theory of Recollection, which claims that all learning is recollection. Simmias cannot quite remembe ... l immediately be reminded of the person whose lyre or clothing it is.Socrates now re-introduces the Theory of Forms, making Simmias agree that there is such a thing as Equality itself--something that ... the soul coheres after death. Socrates remarks that this has already been proved, if we combine the Theory of Recollection with the Argument from Opposites. The Theory of Recollection shows that the s ...

(4 pages) 97 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Theory of recollection from Plato's writings about Socrates

The theory of recollection, according to Socrates, means that before we are born we possess all knowledg ... ains that knowledge still exists and we had to learn it at one point. But as Socrates states in the theory of recollection, our souls already knew all knowledge. There had to be some point in time whe ... s both Meno's Paradox (because the soul had to go from not knowing to knowing) and the Recollection theory at the same time, for if the soul cannot learn anything, it cannot recollect what it does not ...

(1 pages) 13850 1 4.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

The main argument of the Phaedo for the Theory of Recollection and the Immortality of the Soul

The main argument Plato expressed in Phaedo (through Socrates) regarding the Theory of Recollection and his philosophy on the Immortality of the Soul can be explained as follows ... e them before birth. A priori knowledge, which is based on our having these concepts, is prenatal. (Theory of Recollection) Our soul had to have these concepts before birth, so it had to exist before ... and beginning of motion to all that moves besides."Socrates goes on to explain how he 'proves' this theory of recollection "But if unbegotten, it must also be indestructible; for if beginning were des ...

(3 pages) 98 0 0.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Philosophical discussion regarding Socrates' Theory of Recollection

The philosophical discussion begins as Cebes brings up Socrates' Theory of Recollection, which claims that all learning is recollection. Simmias cannot quite remembe ... eloved, one will immediately be reminded of the person whose clothing it is.Socrates introduces the Theory of Forms, making Simmias agree that there is such a thing as Equality itself - something that ... the soul coheres after death. Socrates remarks that this has already been proved, if we combine the Theory of Recollection with the Argument from Opposites. The Theory of Recollection shows that the s ...

(4 pages) 41 0 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Meno And The Theory Of Recollection

Meno?s Paradox and The Theory of Recollection Meno?s paradox is an argument in the form of a question. As it is written Men ... w, for in that case he does not even know what he is to look for.? Socrates solves this through the theory of recollection. As Socrates stated 82D, ?the soul has learned everything, so that when a man ... d not find out all the rest, ...for seeking and learning are in fact nothing but recollection.? The theory that the soul has learned everything implies that teaching and inquiry, are simply rememberin ...

(5 pages) 27 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

The example of the slave boy in Plato's meno

to's argument that we do not just have knowledge, and that we know things only by recollection. The theory of recollection investigates if we have already learned knowledge by previous experiences. Th ... e already learned knowledge by previous experiences. There are several questions to raise with this theory such as where knowledge comes from in the first place and what exactly it is that we are reme ...

(4 pages) 20 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy