Answer to Question #144388 in Philosophy for Gordon

Question #144388

In the Theaetetus, Plato gives three reasons against equating knowledge with snse perception. What are they, and how do they support his view that knowledge requires awareness of the Forms?


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2020-11-18T06:01:29-0500

The three reasons are:

a) Assume that knowledge is perception.

b)To perceive is equivalent to know.

c)If one perceives a thing, he knows the thing that he perceives.


Yes I support the idea that knowledge requires awareness of the Forms because denotes a fundamental experience such as a feeling or intuition that accompanies the experience of phenomena.


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