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REMINISCENCE (from Lat. reminisci, to...

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Originally appearing in Volume V23, Page 81 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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REMINISCENCE (from Lat. reminisci, to remember), the recognized translation of the Greek ava,uvrlots, which is used technically by Plato in his doctrine that the soul recovers knowledge of which it had direct intuition in a former incorporeal existence. The doctrine may be regarded as the poetical precursor of modern a priori theories of knowledge and of " race-memory " and the like. In common language " reminiscence " is synonymous with " recollection."
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