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Belief and TruthA Skeptic Reading of Plato$
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Katja Maria Vogt

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199916818

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916818.001.0001

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Belief and Truth in the Theaetetus

Belief and Truth in the Theaetetus

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Belief and Truth

Katja Maria Vogt

Oxford University Press

Part II of the Theaetetus discusses the proposal that knowledge is true belief. Contrary to widespread views, the chapter argues that this proposal deserves to be taken seriously, and is taken seriously by Plato. It is argued that Part II of the dialogue addresses belief's relationship to the truth, and the question of whether beliefs are properly evaluated as true and false. The chapter contains detailed analyses of the transition between Part I and II of the dialogue—with focus on the question of whether belief ‘reaches’ the truth—as well as a re-interpretation of the Jury Example at the end of Part II. The chapter prepares the ground for chapter 7, where the Stoic view that beliefs are not bearers of truth-values is explored.

Keywords:   Theaetetus, true belief, knowledge, truth, Jury Example, being, Stoics

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