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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.

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Höffe I 102
Recognition/AugustineVsPlato/Höffe: Augustine contrasts the Socratic motto "knowledge is virtue", which is part of Plato's understanding of philosophy as a unity of insight and action, with the separation:
"Theory" (knowledge) is not already practice, (philosophical) instruction about what is right is not already conversion. Or, formulated in non-religious language, it is not already lived recognition.
Höffe: Now this practiced recognition could be done with Aristotle from example and imitation, praise and blame and constant practice. According to Augustine, however, it requires the help of God, to which one has no claim.


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Augustine
Höffe I
Otfried Höffe
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