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Essay 1: Aristotle on memory and recollection

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This chapter attempts to determine what exactly were Aristotle's views on memory and recollection, and what consequences follow for our conception of his theory as applicable to contemporary concerns. The author believes that the De memoria is particularly well suited for this kind of investigation. The topic is clearly relevant to discussions of perception and other "mental" faculties or states. Aristotle explicitly states that memory depends for its existence on perception, and thus it may even be hoped that a clarification of the Aristotelian theory of memory sheds new light on the theory of perception. The chapter attempts only the examination of memory and recollection. Approaching the Corpus Aristotelicum, it is a reasonable question what can be expected of the theory of memory set forth in the De memoria. The chapter looks briefly into the preconditions of this theory.

Keywords: Aristotle; Corpus Aristotelicum; De memoria; theory of memory; theory of recollection

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