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Recognition, philosophy: the ability of a conscious subject to identify a pattern that has already been received by this subject. This ability is no knowledge-how and no quale, since there is no particular way of experience that all the cases of recognition have in common. However, the ability to recognize certain features can be learned, but this is actually an identification and no recognition. See also memory, qualia, knowledge-how, knowledge, computation, identification, individuation, similarity, equality.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Baruch Spinoza on Recognition - Dictionary of Arguments

Höffe I 231
Recognition/Spinoza/Höffe: Unlike the epoch's leading philosopher, René Descartes, Spinoza no longer wants to establish truth in the face of doubt. Rather, like Plato and Neo-Platonism and later Kierkegaard, he is interested in perfection.
>R. Descartes
Whether directed towards God, nature or the possibility of human freedom, all knowledge serves the highest goal, the ultimate good. For this reason, the work is entitled Ethics(1), although it deals with much more than just ethics, namely almost all philosophy; only the political is missing.
>The Good.
Spinoza devotes one part each to God, to the human spirit, to the origin and dominion of passions, and to a human freedom subject to the power of the mind.
>Ethics/Spinoza, >God, >Spirit, >Beginning, >Reason, >Freedom.

1. Spinoza. Ethica ordine geometrico demonstrata, 1677

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Holz I 37
Recognition/Spinoza: an idea, when it concerns something quite simple, cannot be other than clear and unambiguous. Now, when the compound is divided into simple parts, any confusion will disappear.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Spinoza I
B. Spinoza
Spinoza: Complete Works Indianapolis 2002

Höffe I
Otfried Höffe
Geschichte des politischen Denkens München 2016

Holz I
Hans Heinz Holz
Leibniz Frankfurt 1992

Holz II
Hans Heinz Holz
Descartes Frankfurt/M. 1994

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