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Plato's Theory of Knowledge: The Theatetus and The Sophist (Philosophical Classics)
by Plato
Binding: Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications
Weight: 0.84 pound
Dimension: H: 0.74 x L: 8.58 x W: 5.44 inches
ISBN 10: 0486427633
ISBN 13: 9780486427638
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Translated by the noted classical scholar Francis M. Cornford, this edition of two masterpieces of Plato's later period features extensive ongoing commentaries by Cornford that provide helpful background information and valuable insights. The Theatetus offers a systematic treatment of the question, 'What is knowledge?' with most of the dialogue taking place between Socrates and the student Theatetus. Among the answers they explore: knowledge as perception; knowledge as true belief; knowledge as true belief plus an account (i.e., a justified true belief); as well as variations on each of these answers. The Sophist, a related dialogue, follows Socrates' cross examination of a self proclaimed true philosopher, the Stranger from Elea, on the distinction between philosophers, statesmen, and sophists.


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