ON THE EPISTEMOLOGY OF PLATO’S DIVIDED LINE (pages 133-164)

Nicholas RESCHER

ABSTRACT: BIn general, scholars have viewed the mathematical detail of Plato’s Divided Line discussion in Republic VI-VII as irrelevant to the substance of his epistemology. Against this stance this essay argues that this detail serves a serious and instructive purpose and makes manifest some central features of Plato’s account of human knowledge.

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