Judgment, Logos, and Knowledge in Plato's Theaetetus

Naly Thaler*

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In this second installment on the Theaetetus, I discuss Theaetetus' second and third definitions of knowledge, namely, 'true judgment' and then 'true judgment with the addition of an account'. I offer a brief description of Socrates' intricate examination of these suggestions, concentrating especially on the discussion of false judgment and that of the so-called 'Dream Theory'. I then proceed to map different lines of interpretation for these passages that have been offered by scholars writing in the last 40 years.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)246-255
Number of pages10
JournalPhilosophy Compass
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 May 2016

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