Plato: Theaetetus: What Is Knowledge?

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Plato: Theaetetus In the novel Plato: Theaetetus, the main question is, “What is Knowledge? (Plato, Theatetus, 146a). The first answer given by the student, Theaetetus, was all the examples of knowledge; the examples of knowledge were not an acceptable answer to the asker, Socrates (146d). The second attempt that Theaetetus makes is “Knowledge is Perception” (151e). To decipher this answer, Socrates has an argument about motion which eventually leads to the destruction of this idea (181e). During this paper, I will discuss the reliability of the argument that everything is always in all kinds of motion. In the Theaetetus, Socrates and Theodorus, the teacher, is discussing the idea that everything is in motion (168b). During their discussion, Socrates says that everything is always in all…show more content…
Since we see color through wave lengths, it has spatial movement, but how does it have alteration (182d). Socrates explains that since your perception changes as you grow older, the perception of the color also changes which results in the color altering (182d). I agree with his example above involving color, but I do not believe that everything is in all kinds of motion. I disagree with the fact that you cannot be both still and in motion at the same time. I understand that if you are standing still on earth, you are technically moving with the movement of the earth. Since I am in motion, this proves the above statement as true; however, what if I was moving in the opposite direction of the earth. If I was moving with the exact same speed as the earth’s movement, I would appear as standing still, even though I am still in motion. For example, a conveyer belt is something that moves in a certain direction to get things to different places. Let us say that we put a waist high wall in front of the conveyer belt, and ask people to observe if I am in motion or standing still. As I begin to walk behind the wall, people will obviously view that I am

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