Single Idea 22668

[catalogued under 12. Knowledge Sources / E. Direct Knowledge / 1. Common Sense]

Full Idea

The paradigm case of apprehension is of a complex intellect confronted with a complex object, in which the intellect understands in a particular context what is 'essential' about the object.

Gist of Idea

Apprehension is a complex intellect grasping the essence of a complex object


Lynn Holt (Apprehension: reason in absence of Rules [2002], 3 'Expertise')

Book Reference

Holt,Lynn: 'Apprehension: reason in absence of rules' [Ashgate 2002], p.31

A Reaction

My line is that this apprehension cashes out as an immediate ability to explain the object. This is an enhanced version of the rational understanding of things found in most larger animals. Holt says her account is Aristotelian.