Jackie Morehead

Good Morning,
Class today we will discuss Aristotle/ Plato views on the theory of knowledge.
First, is it possible to fully understand the depth that is involved in their philosophy?
Socrates:   Both Plato’s and I believed that the theory of forms and knowledge are interrelated.
Socrates:   In what way do you find the theories to be interrelated?
Student:   Well they both believed that knowledge is attainable and that whenever you are talking about one then the other is also included as to their similarities. Both Socrates and Plato believe that knowledge is attainable.   The two philosophers also both felt that in order for there to be knowledge there must be two forms of characteristics.   The first according to Plato is in order to obtain knowledge the knowledge must be certain, and the other is that knowledge must have object which is real and is contrasted by being both fixed and concrete.

Socrates:   In what way did Socrates and Plato declare their theories?
Student:   One fallacy to Plato’s knowledge theory is the claim that knowledge is not derived from experience but rather what is learned from concrete evidence, and that is how knowledge is gained.
Student: Why then does Plato reject empiricism?

Socrates:   “The thought that propositions derived from sense experience have, at most, a degree of probability. They are not certain. Furthermore, the objects of sense experience are changeable phenomena of the physical world. Hence, objects of sense experience are not proper objects of knowledge.”   1.
Student: Plato’s theory of knowledge is found in the Republic, in his discussion of the cave and the divided line of the myth.   Plato explains that there are two levels of awareness, they are “opinion and knowledge” Plato felt that claims about the physical or visible world are only opinions and are not propositions of science. Plato felt that some opinions are well founded, but that none of...