What happens in plato's discussion is that for the account (or for us, the justification) to be strong enough to qualify the true belief as knowledge, the account must itself already be knowledge, producing a circular definition. On truth from reality - a discussion of the philosophy / metaphysics of plato and the importance of philosophy to humanity collection of plato quotes (the republic), pictures and biography of the ancient greek philosopher. Plato on knowledge socrates does not seem to think the suggestion that knowledge requires understanding applies to all kinds of knowledge for example, he does not suggest that the man who knows the way to larisa needs to understand why the route is a good one, only that he has tested it for himself.
Plato believed in this and believed that it is only through thought and rational thinking that a person can deduce the forms and acquire genuine knowledge what plato means by 'genuine knowledge' is his idea that the world of forms is timeless - ie nothing ever changes - and therefore knowledge about the world of forms is 'genuine' knowledge. It was plethon's student bessarion who reconciled plato with christian theology, arguing that plato's views were only ideals, unattainable due to the fall of man  by the 19th century, plato's reputation was restored, and at least on par with aristotle's. Plato's most famous work is the republic, which details a wise society run by a philosopherhe is also famous for his dialogues (early, middle, and late), which showcase his metaphysical theory of forms—something else he is well known for.
Recent critiques of veritistic value monism, or the idea that true belief is unique in being of fundamental epistemic value, typically invoke a claim about the surplus value of knowledge over mere true belief, in turn traced back to plato's meno. Plato, in his writings described knowledge as true belief with an account (logos) (scruton, 2004) although, starting with plato's theaetetus, philosophers have usually defined knowledge as true opinion combined with definition or rational explanation. Since knowledge is a particularly successful kind of belief, doxastic justification is a stronger candidate for being closely related to knowledge the jtb theory is typically thought to invoke doxastic justification (but see lowy 1978.
Plato's beliefs on ethics plato is perhaps the most influential philosopher of all time, and he is widely regarded as the first truly systematic thinker in western intellectual culture. Plato's beliefs about knowledge were that every person is born with knowledge we simply regain it as we experience different things in life. plato's beliefs on knowledge hzt4u1 october 10, 2013 plato was a greek philosopher who lived 428-348bc and was a student of socrates's plato had many ideas that lead to greater discovery in several branches of philosophy, however, this essay will focus on his theories involving knowledge.
This article introduces plato's dialogue the theaetetus (section 1), and briefly summarises its plot (section 2) two leading interpretations of the dialogue, the unitarian and revisionist readings, are contrasted in section 3. Plato's middle to later works, including his most famous work, the republic, are generally regarded as providing plato's own philosophy, where the main character in effect speaks for plato himself these works blend ethics , political philosophy , moral psychology, epistemology , and metaphysics into an interconnected and systematic philosophy. Plato's third observation is that true belief along with a logical account is knowledge, but true belief without a logical account is different from knowledge the only problem with this observation is the word account. In recent years, more emphasis has been placed on plato's unwritten teachings, which were passed on orally to his students and not included in the dialogues (on several occasions, plato stressed that the written transmission of knowledge was faulty and inferior to the spoken logos.
Plato's thought: a philosophy of reason plato was a greek philosopher known and recognized for having allowed such a considerable philosophical work the sensible world, according to plato is the world of contingent, contrary to the intelligible world, which contains essences or ideas, intelligible forms, models of all things, saving the phenomena and give them meaning. Sketch of plato's theory of knowledge plato (circa 427-347 bce) was the first western philosopher to consider in some detail the nature of knowledge and the way it is obtained as is frequently the case with philosophical theories, plato's is centered on a metaphor. Influence of aristotle vs plato plato influenced aristotle, just as socrates influenced plato but each man's influence moved in different areas after their deaths plato became the primary greek philosopher based on his ties to socrates and aristotle and the presence of his works, which were used until his academy closed in 529 ad his works were then copied throughout europe.
Plato (c 427-347 bce) developed such distinct areas of philosophy as epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, and aesthetics his deep influence on western philosophy is asserted in the famous remark of alfred north whitehead: the safest characterization of the european philosophical tradition is. Plato's best-known work, it has proven to be one of the world's most influential works of philosophy and political theory, both intellectually and historically. In fifth-century athens, socrates insisted on the importance of the fundamental ethical question—how shall i live—and his pupil, plato, and plato's pupil, aristotle, developed elaborate philosophical systems to explain the nature of reality, knowledge, and human happiness.