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12. Knowledge Sources / A. A Priori Knowledge / 3. Innate Knowledge / b. Recollection doctrine

[knowledge as memories from a previous life]

6 ideas
Seeking and learning are just recollection [Plato]
People are obviously recollecting when they react to a geometrical diagram [Plato]
If we feel the inadequacy of a resemblance, we must recollect the original [Plato]
The soul gets its goodness from god, and its evil from previous existence. [Plato]
We can't seek for things if we have no idea of them [Diog. Laertius on Epicurus]
The slave boy learns geometry from questioning, not teaching, so it is recollection [Augustine]