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Philosophica: International Journal for the History of Philosophy

Volume 1, Issue 2, November 1993

Maria José Figueiredo
Pages 43-52

Aristóteles e a Teoria da Reminiscência

In the last chapter of the Posterior Analytics, Aristotle discusses the methodology of access to the indemonstrable first principles of science. Refusing any solution that seems to him to have anything whatsoever to do with the Platonic reminiscence, Aristotle proposes intuition as one of the methods to the knowledge of first principles, but without explaning what intuition is - and thus compromising his solution, and indeed the whole theory of science presented in the Posterior Analytics.