agnoia

agnoia

An older term for ignorance or inattention, little used in the working medical parlance.
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20) Now ametria and agnoia (and amathia: lack of learning), as the words themselves suggest, are negative notions, derived in opposition to measure and knowledge.
The appropriateness of the term for discussions of comic misrecognition in The Comedy of Errors, though Aristotle's discussion focuses on tragedy, is especially relevant because the errors in this play are caused by agnoia, ignorance caused by failure to distinguish between appearance and reality.
Moreover, that appraisal is, once again, foregrounded by apparent instances of anagnorisis that are revealed as instances of agnoia only when the main story and the frame story join and resolve at the end of the play.
Appraisal must assume that it is based on anagnorisis, but there is always the worry--here portrayed comically--that it is nothing more than agnoia.
The Unheimlich Maneuver: Seeing Double and the Agnoia of Jealousy
Meinwald reconsiders the evidence concerning doxa (opinion/belief): should one really take the Stoics to define it as assent to the incognitive, so that it does not include the assent of ordinary people to their kataleptic impressions, and is thus actually inferior to agnoia (ignorance)?