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Plato’s Theaetetus$
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David Bostock

Print publication date: 1991

Print ISBN-13: 9780198239307

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239307.001.0001

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True Belief With an Account

True Belief With an Account

Chapter:
(p.202) VI True Belief With an Account
Source:
Plato’s Theaetetus
Author(s):

David Bostock

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239307.003.0006

This chapter agrees with both Fine and White that the problems which Plato develops for accounts do apply, and were intended to apply, to knowledge of forms just as much as to knowledge of other things. It is argued that it is mainly knowledge of forms that Plato'is interested in, for that would explain why he failed to notice that the earlier wax tablet contains a conclusive objection to his final argument about accounts as distinguishing marks.

Keywords:   knowledge, Theaetetus, accounts, Socrates, Fine, White

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