anamnesis anamnesis

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the case history of a medical patient as recalled by the patient
  2. (n) the ability to recall past occurrences

Usage(s):

  • In a variety of fields-educational, moral political, social-anamnesis is busy these days dredging the pools.

News

  • IGF 2014 sees over 1,000 entries, record student numbers

    The Independent Games Festival attracted a record number of student contestants this year, pushing the competition's total number of entries to over 1,000. Student Competition highlights for IGF 2014 include the Kickstarter-funded platformer-roguelike Risk of Rain and HKU University of the Arts Utrecht's Westerado , along with motion-controlled experiments like the Oculus Rift-powered Anamnesis ...
    on November 12, 2013     Source: Joystiq

Quotes

  • ("Good art is anamnesis", argues Iris Murdoch, following Plato, "'memory' of what we did not know we knew.") In the case of the Athenians, the "memory" is not an individual memory of a personal injury, but a shared memory of a public catastrophe.
    on Dec 31, 2008 By: Iris Murdoch Source: Times Online

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