From Dorothea Frede, “The Cognitive Role of Phantasia

“Knowledge is ‘remembered’ only accidentally (Mem. 450a12-14), i.e. we only remember when and how we first learned Pythagorus’ theorem, but not the theorem itself. This is not as strange as it may sound at first, given Aristotle’s presuppositions: I do not recall a past phantasia in the case of theoretical knowledge; the question is rather whether I still know it, that is understand it.”

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