By Richard A. H. King

treatises on reminiscence that have come right down to us from antiquity are Aristotle’s On reminiscence and recollectionand Plotinus’ On belief and reminiscence (IV 6); the latter additionally wrote at size approximately reminiscence in his difficulties hooked up with the soul (IV 3-4, esp. 3.25-4.6). either authors deal with memoryas a “modest” faculty:they think the life of a continual topic to whom reminiscence belongs; and uncomplicated cognitive capacities are assumed on which reminiscence relies. specifically, either theories use “phantasia” (representation) to provide an explanation for memory.

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