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Category Archives: Meno
First Alcibiades
Papyrus fragment of Alcibiades I, section 131.ce. The First Alcibiades or Alcibiades I (Ancient Greek: Ἀλκιβιάδης αʹ) is a dialogue featuring Alcibiades in conversation with Socrates. It is ascribed to Plato, although scholars are divided on the question of its … Continue reading
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Justified true belief
Before Gettier, an historical account brings one up to date? Euler diagram representing a definition of knowledge. Justified true belief is one definition of knowledge that states in order to know that a given proposition is true, one must not … Continue reading
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"Let no one ignorant of geometry enter"
Plato’s Motto The scholiast on Aelius Aristides 125.14 (Dindorf, Vol. 3) says the following: ἐπεγέγραπτο ἔμπροσθεν τῆς διατριβῆς τοῦ Πλάτωνος ὅτι ἀγεωμέτρητος μηδεὶς εἰσίτω· ἀντὶ τοῦ ἄνισος καὶ ἄδικος. ἡ γὰρ γεωμετρία τὴν ἰσότητα καὶ τὴν δικαιοσύνην τηρεῖ. ‘In front … Continue reading
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The Synaptic World of Experience and Knowledge
It is important that people realize that as much as topological seasoning is added to the world by myself, I see ourselves intrinsically linked to the inductive/deductive process. It is as if the tail of each is linked as a … Continue reading
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Know Thyself (γνώθι σεαυτόν )
A stained glass window with the contracted version γνωθι σαυτόν. The saying “Know thyself” may refer by extension to the ideal of understanding human behavior, morals, and thought, because ultimately to understand oneself is to understand other humans as well. … Continue reading
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Setting Time Aright
Time has no independent existence apart from the order of events by which we measure it. — Albert Einstein While Event has since past, I hope the lecture itself will remain in public domain. It helps so as to see … Continue reading
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The Truth of Symmetry?
Fidel wrote: Canadian Tom Harpur wrote that modern day religious scholars began to realize that indigenous people in this hemisphere possessed what are some of the most sophisticated and deeply held spiritual beliefs in the world. I agree with your … Continue reading
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Life After Death Question
It’s obvious that some humour can make light of a dead situation?:) Stephen Hawking dismisses belief in God in an exclusive interview with the Guardian. Photograph: Solar & Heliospheric Observatory/Discovery Channel In the interview, Hawking rejected the notion of life … Continue reading
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Plato’s Problem and Meno: How Accurately Portrayed?
SOCRATES: Then he who does not know may still have true notions of that which he does not know? MENO: He has. SOCRATES: And at present these notions have just been stirred up in him, as in a dream; but … Continue reading
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Plato’s Problem
Plato’s problem is the term given by Noam Chomsky to the gap between knowledge and experience. It presents the question of how we account for our knowledge when environmental conditions seem to be an insufficient source of information. It is … Continue reading
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