Summary Of Aristotle's Theory Of Knowledge In Plato

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Russell, Bertrand. (1945). “Knowledge and Perception in Plato”. A History of
Western Philosophy. New York: Simon and Schuster, Inc., p. 171-181 In one of his dialogues, Plato tried to address one of the most challenging inquiries in history namely, WHAT IS KNOWLEDGE? In his Thaetetus, the notion of knowledge is discuss by setting up and throwing down definitions of science and knowledge. Plato first eliminated the confusions in the idea of knowledge and specific kinds of knowledge. He then ascertained the nature of the definition before proceeding to analyse the presented definitions and assertions. There are three theories of knowledge that Plato emphasized: 1) ‘Knowledge is sensible
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The chapter revolves around these key points together with statements that is identified with such definition. Aside from the notion that knowledge is perception, the Protagorean statement ‘man is the measure of all things’ is also accentuated together with the Heraclitean thought that everything is changing both in movement and…show more content…
Plato stated that “only real knowledge has to do with concepts”. (p. 171). The mention of concept denotes ideas, and ideas denote the mind. Russell mentioned that there are 3 essentials to knowledge discussed by Plato which are comparison, knowledge of existence and understanding of number. These refer to the likeness and unlikeness, the existence and non-existence of any given thing and the unity and disparity of numbers in general. He also made a point that knowledge is capable of falsehood and
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