- According to Socrates and Plato, the most important forms of knowledge come not from instruction, but by a re-awakening of already existing dormant or latent knowledge. This is called anamnesis (an- = un-, amnesis = forgetting, as in amnesia; ).
- Anamnesis comes in the form of "aha!" experiences -- insights, moments of unusual clarity, peak experiences
Sunday, August 17, 2014
recollection, in particular.
the remembering of things from a supposed previous existence (often used with reference to Platonic philosophy).
Forgetting to Forget
Loss of amnesia
Lifting of the veil