5. From the textbook, describe how Raphael, in his great painting School of Athens, depicted Plato and Aristotle. Plato and Aristotle are depicted front and center, with Plato pointing up and Aristotle pointing horizontally. It indicates two ways of understanding truth. Plato's method points to God as the knower of all absolutes (ultimate truths are, therefore, present), while Aristotle's method indicates that truth is observed through interaction with the world and its circumstances and period. 6.According to the textbook, most views of truth recognize that truth is discerned by what three means?Evidence, reason, and experience 7.According to the textbook, what is the nihilistic view of knowledge?This view says that there is no meaning or truth except as determined by the individual 8. Briefly define general and special revelation. General Revelation: God has revealed himself universally to humanity through nature, history, science, and reasoning. Special Revelation: God reveals himself to people through direct communication (the Bible, Jesus, etc.) 9.According to the textbook, how would you describe a pantheist’s understanding of truth?Nature or the "whole show" is a god. The universe contains a god.
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