Version: v1, Published online: 2002
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In post-Aristotelian Greek philosophy, the term prolēpsis (plural prolēpseis) was used, first by Epicurus and then by the Stoics, to refer to basic general concepts. These concepts were held to be preconditions of rational thought and language. For the most part, the Epicureans and Stoics thought that prolēpseis were formed by experience.
Scott, Dominic. Prolēpsis, 2002, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-A137-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis, https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/thematic/prolepsis/v-1.
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