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Single Idea 20783

[catalogued under 11. Knowledge Aims / A. Knowledge / 1. Knowledge]

Full Idea

Knowledge itself, say the stoics, is either a secure grasp or a disposition in the reception of presentations not reversible by argument.

Gist of Idea

Knowledge is a secure grasp of presentations which cannot be reversed by argument


report of Stoic school (fragments/reports [c.200 BCE]) by Diogenes Laertius - Lives of Eminent Philosophers 07.47

Book Reference

'The Stoics Reader', ed/tr. Inwood,B/Gerson,L.P. [Hackett 2008], p.12

A Reaction

Helpful, but not enough. Fools hold secure grasps which cannot be refuted, as far as they are concerned. Consensus needed. Falsification? The truth-bearer is a 'presentation' (an appearance), which is different from modern accounts.