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The Elements of the Stoic Epistemology

(Original title: Elementy stoickej epistemológie)
Filozofia, 2000, vol. 55, No 4, pp. 294-306.
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Abstract

The paper focuses on the stoic doctrine of knowing, highlighting the nature of the stoik phantasy, which had been understood as an impression and later as a change of the tension of the main part of the soul (hegemonika). The stoic phantasies are devided according to their origin and epistemological meanaing into sense and non-sense ones and into cataleptical and non-cataleptical ones. In stoic epistemology a clear definition of a catleptic phantasy is very important, because for the Stoics it embodies a means for grasping the lecta, it is therefore the citerion of the true knowledge.

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