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Title: The Ontology of Knowledge and Belief in Republic V
Authors: Scaltsas, Dory
Issue Date: 30-Aug-2007
Abstract: In Republic V, Plato makes the astonishing claim that knowledge is a different and independent power from belief, in the way, for example, that sight differs from hearing. I will argue that this is a fundamentally different conception of knowledge than the, also Platonic, conception of knowledge as 'true belief with an account'. I examine the reasons why Plato holds this position, and the ontology and epistemology which sustain its claims.
Keywords: philosophy
Plato
Fallibility
Republic V
Knowledge
Belief
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1842/1964
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