This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.
This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.View Full Document
Unformatted text preview: Philosophy 20A Hannen 11/26/07 What is knowledge? The Theatetus Modern perspective on Plato Get Meno to see something for himself Reason, rational conversation, conversational inquiry Makes evident that he doesnt have the answer to the question Reference to previous attempt at knowledge Doesnt take himself to be able to knowledge into use Get knowledge out by asking the right kinds of questions, offering criticisms to cause revision until there is a clear picture of what they already know Three Proposals: Knowledge is perception Knowledge is true belief. Knowledge is true belief plus an account Not enough to know first two are wrong, have to understand the problems, etc to figure out what the right account is Knowledge as perception: Of all things the measure is man, of the things that are, that they are, and of the things that are not, that they are not. Protagoras Protagoras argued for relativism, on the basis of the apparent subjectivity of judgments about perceptual qualities Fixed standards of knowledge...
View Full Document
- Fall '07