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  1. Dianoia Left and Right.S. Pollard - 2013 - Philosophia Mathematica 21 (3):309-322.
    In Plato's Phaedrus, Socrates offers two speeches, the first portraying madness as mere disease, the second celebrating madness as divine inspiration. Each speech is correct, says Socrates, though neither is complete. The two kinds of madness are like the left and right sides of a living body: no account that focuses on just one half can be adequate. In a recent paper, Hugh Benson gives a left-handed speech about a psychic condition endemic among mathematicians: dianoia. Benson acknowledges that his account (...)
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  • The Metaphysics of Recollection in Plato’s Meno.Whitney Schwab - 2020 - Apeiron 53 (3):213-233.
    Recollection is central to the epistemology of Plato’s Meno. After all, the character Socrates claims that recollection is the process whereby embodied human souls bind down true opinions and acquire knowledge. This paper examines the exchange between Socrates and Meno’s slave to determine what steps on the path to acquiring knowledge are part of the process of recollection and what is required for a subject to count as having recollected something. I argue that the key to answering these questions is (...)
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