Chapter 5. Plato: Epistemology

  1. Christopher Shields
  1. Nicholas White

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470756652.ch5

The Blackwell Guide to Ancient Philosophy

The Blackwell Guide to Ancient Philosophy

How to Cite

White, N. (2003) Plato: Epistemology, in The Blackwell Guide to Ancient Philosophy (ed C. Shields), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470756652.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631222149

Online ISBN: 9780470756652

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Keywords:

  • epistemology;
  • platonism;
  • philosophers;
  • metaphysics;
  • terminology

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Some Differences Between Plato and Descartes

  • Plato's Opposition to Perspectivism

  • Conditions on Knowledge and Understanding

  • The Understanding of Terms

  • Perception and Perspective

  • Thesis 3: the Contrast Between Being and Appearing

  • Thesis 2 and Plato's Ontology

  • Notes

  • References and Recommended Reading