|PLATO ON KNOWLEDGE: what it is
Plato gives three conditions for knowledge:
“P knows X” entails that
P believes X.
X is true.
P can give “the logos” for X. (justification, i.e., why X is true)
For Plato, knowledge is justified, true belief.
In order to justify, or “give the logos”, for some belief, you must show that it relates to the Forms.
Plato’s “Simile of the Line” from Republic IX
States of Mind Object of Awareness
Knowledge ║ aware of Forms
Thinking ║ aware of Concepts
Opinion (doxa) ║ aware of sensible objects
Imagining ║ aware of images