E explicitly and he maintains that it is because the

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Unformatted text preview: icitly) to a state of having epistêmê (i.e. explicitly). And, he maintains that it is because the slave once knew, then forgot, and through questioning can be made to recollect, that successful inquiry is possible. So, is it because those who don’t know have true opinions which they can systematize in some way that successful inquiry is possible? Important question: Even if we grant [1]-[4] do we have to think that the slave has (or, will have) recollected knowledge? What alternative explanations for the success of the slave’s discussion might we consider? e scope of recollection What kinds of truths does S think we can recollect? • He clearly allows geometrical truths (and so mathematical truths generally?). He should allow ethical truths (including truths about value) (otherwise the unity of the dialogue would be in jeopardy). He also suggests nature “as a who...
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