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Ideas of Lycophron, by Text

[Greek, 440 - 380 BCE, Born in Athens. A sophist, taught by Gorgias.]

375BCE fragments/reports
p.250 Knowledge is mind and knowing 'cohabiting'
     Full Idea: Lycophron has it that knowledge is the 'cohabitation' (rather than participation or synthesis) of knowing and the soul.
     From: report of Lycophron (fragments/reports [c.375 BCE]) by Aristotle - Metaphysics 1045b
     A reaction: This sounds like a rather passive and inert relationship. Presumably knowing something implies the possibility of acting on it.