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Unformatted text preview: -he only asks questions . C. But (2) and (3) entail that the appearance in (1) is mistaken -at t 1 the boy did know that P , since he knows at t 2 and didn’t acquire the knowledge in the interval between t 1 and t 2 . D. Crucial assumptions by Plato: 1. Socrates didn’t do any teaching. 2. The only way to acquire new knowledge is to be taught it. E. Both assumptions are dubious: 1. Socrates asks leading questions . He gets the boy to notice the diagonal by explicitly bringing it up himself. 2. The disjunction -either the boy was taught that P or he already knew that P- may not be exhaustive. There may be a third alternative: reasoning . That is, deducing the (not previously noticed) consequences of what you previously knew....
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PHI PHI2010 taught by Professor Jorgerigol during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
- Fall '09