Single Idea 604

[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / A. Justification Problems / 3. Internal or External / a. Pro-internalism]

Full Idea

Lycophron has it that knowledge is the 'cohabitation' (rather than participation or synthesis) of knowing and the soul.

Gist of Idea

Knowledge is mind and knowing 'cohabiting'


report of Lycophron (fragments/reports [c.375 BCE]) by Aristotle - Metaphysics 1045b

Book Reference

Aristotle: 'Metaphysics', ed/tr. Lawson-Tancred,Hugh [Penguin 1998], p.250

A Reaction

This sounds like a rather passive and inert relationship. Presumably knowing something implies the possibility of acting on it.