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  • I decided to gather all my notes re: the prolepsis article in order to help others studying this source. (Edit: The Tsouna article is downloadable here.) prolepsis - prenotion or anticipation is a passive process by which the mind recalls an impression from the senses; prolepseis are "enargeis" or self-evident just like the sense impressions, although there is room for debate on "the question of where they derive their self-evident character from". Tsouna names two interpretations of prolepsis: …
  • LETTER OF EPICURUS TO HERODOTUS 37-38 [37] G This method being useful even to those who are already familiarised with the laws of the universe, I recommend them, while still pursuing without intermission the study of nature, which contributes more than anything else to the tranquillity and happiness of life, to make a concise statement, or summary of their opinions. First of all then Herodotus, one must determine with exactness the notion comprehended under each separate word, in order to be abl…
  • LETTER OF EPICURUS TO HERODOTUS 72-73 (on whether time is prolepsis) [72] G Another important question is that of time. Here we cannot apply any more the method of examination to which we submit other objects, where we study with reference to a give subject; and which we refer to the preconceptions which exist in ourselves. We must seize, by analogy, and going round the whole circle of things comprised under this general denomination for time - we must seize, I say, that essential character whic…