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    Description of Plato's position applied to epistemological issues.

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    What can we know / how do we know it?
    -can we "know" (have knowledge about) the things that are all around us?
    We can have:
    -common sense view
    -but, if we can not trust our senses as the means to knowledge and if and can not have knowledge of sensible things...
    -what, exactly, can we know?
    -how can we know about it?

    Plato (c. 427-347BCE) answers these questions by talking about the REALM OF THE FORMS (the Allegory of the SUN, the LINE and the CAVE)

    What is the sun for Plato?
    What qualities does he ...

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    Brief outline of Plato's position concerning epistemological issues.