Prolepsis and Ennoia in the Early Stoa
Walter de Gruyter, 15 dec. 2009 - 288 pagina's
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.
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Are Porlepses and Common Conceptions Identical?
Prolepsis and Common Conceptions as Criteria of Truth
Stages in the Development of Reason
Menos Paradox and the Early Stoa
The Formation of Prolepses
Prolepsis in Ordinary and Philosophical Cognition
Are the Stoics Empiricists or Rationalists?
The Usage of Πρόληψις Εννοια and Related Terms
The Early Stoa
Cicero and Seneca
Alexander of Aphrodisias
Epicurus and Later Epicureans