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The hypomnemata is a special type of notebook used by philosophers, theologians, and students to fomulate opinions and keep a personal record about the experience of the self. This habitual type of personal notekeeping was coming into vogue in Plato's time (ca. 4th century BC) and represents one of western culture's most earliset technological advancements. A philosopher is a person devoted to studying and producing results in philosophy. ... Theology is literally rational discourse concerning God (Greek θεος, theos, God, + λογος, logos, rational discourse). By extension, it also refers to the study of other religious topics. ... Self might refer to various different things: Look up self on Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Plato Plato (Greek: Πλάτων Plátōn) (ca. ... (5th century BC - 4th century BC - 3rd century BC - other centuries) (2nd millennium BC - 1st millennium BC - 1st millennium AD) // Events Invasion of the Celts into Ireland Battle of the Allia and subsequent Gaulish sack of Rome 383 BCE Second Buddhist Councel at Vesali. ... Leonardo da Vincis Vitruvian Man, for many a symbol of the changes of the Western culture during the Renaissance Western culture refers to the culture that has developed in the Western world. ...


This new technology was as disruptive to ancient Greek society as the introduction of the computer into private life today. The hypomnemata served the growing cultivated public in many ways - as account books, public registers, guides for conduct, and individual notebooks serving as memoranda. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Ancient Greece is the term used to describe the Greek-speaking world in ancient times. ... A computer is a machine capable of undergoing complex calculations. ...


In The Care of the Self, the third volume of Foucault's The History of Sexuality, he writes: "As personal as they were, the hypomnemata must nevertheless not be taken for intimate diaries or for those accounts of spiritual experience (temptations, struggles, falls, and victories) which can be found in later Christian literature. [...] [T]heir objective is not to bring the arcana conscientiae to light, the confession of which -- be it oral or written -- has a purifying value." Michel Foucault (October 15, 1926 – June 26, 1984) was a French philosopher and held a chair at the Collège de France choosing for himself the title Professor of the History of Systems of Thought. His writings have had an enormous impact across the humanities and social sciences including such disciplines... For the history of human sexuality, see History of sex. ... As a noun, Christian is an appellation and moniker deriving from the appellation Christ, which many people associate exclusively with Jesus of Nazareth. ...


Plato's students used the hypomnemata as the foundation to his philosophic teachings. The hypomnemata constituted a material memory of things read, heard, or thought, thus offering these as an accumulated treasure for rereading and later meditation. They also formed a raw material for the writing of more systematic treatises in which were given arguments and means by which to struggle against some defect (such as anger, envy, gossip, flattery) or to overcome some difficult circumstance (a mourning, an exile, downfall, disgrace). Plato Plato (Greek: Πλάτων Plátōn) (ca. ... Memory is the ability of the brain to store, retain, and subsequently recall information. ... // Overview In the late nineteenth century, Theosophists adopted meditation to refer to various spiritual practices drawn from Hinduism, Buddhism, and other Eastern religions. ...


 
 

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