Philosophy and Knowledge: ‘Learning as Recollection’

  • İlham Dilman


At the beginning of the Phaedo we are introduced to the theme of the kind of ideal that informs the philosopher’s search for knowledge and understanding and the kind of detachment which it demands from the philosopher:

The true philosopher … keeps his attention as much as he can away from the body and towards the soul… [For] the soul can best reflect … when it ignores the body and becomes as far as possible independent, avoiding all physical contacts and associations as much as it can, in its search for reality (64B-65C).


Moral Ideal Mathematical Truth Previous Life Mathematical Norm Mathematical Proposition 
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© İlham Dilman 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • İlham Dilman
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  1. 1.University College of SwanseaUK

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