anamnesis

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anamnesis

[‚an·əm′nē·səs]
(medicine)
Information gained from the patient and others regarding the patient's medical history.
(psychology)
The faculty of memory.
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I think it is fair to conclude that, although Plato never really doubts that knowledge of reality is, somehow or other, possible to uncover by means of dialectical discussion, the doctrine of recollection does not explain how.
The earlier passage, like 86b7, immediately follows a recapitulation of the doctrine of recollection, which I take to be circumstantial evidence in both cases that Plato recognizes that recollection will not answer his critics.
Interpreting the Platonic doctrine of recollection, I have consulted the following works.

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