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The term eikasía (εἰκασία), meaning imagination in Greek, was used by Plato to refer to a human way of dealing with appearances.

It is the inability to perceive whether a perception is an image of something else. It therefore prevents us from perceiving that a dream or memory or a reflection in a mirror is not reality as such.



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