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Knowing PersonsA Study in Plato$
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Lloyd P. Gerson

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199288670

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288670.001.0001

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Knowledge and Belief in Republic

Knowledge and Belief in Republic

(p.148) CHAPTER 4 Knowledge and Belief in Republic
Knowing Persons

Lloyd P. Gerson (Contributor Webpage)

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For Plato, a person is ideally a knower. The ethical and psychological facets of this identification were explored in the previous chapters, and attention is now given to the epistemological side. It is in Republic that Plato provides his most complete account of knowledge. Understanding what knowledge is for Plato promotes an understanding of what the self or person is for him as well. Specifically, it provides an appreciation of both what the state of the ideal person is supposed to be and also how the inferior states of embodiment are images of that.

Keywords:   Plato, Republic, knowledge, belief

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