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Plato's Recollection
A discussion on Plato's theory that all knowledge is innate.
# 142935 | 1,000 words | 1 source | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2009 in Philosophy (Ancient Greek)


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The paper explains that Plato's doctrine is recollection is the surprising theory that all knowledge is innate, that is to say, we do not learn things. The paper explains that we only discover things that we already know. The paper notes that a skeptic does not need to search far to find plausible ways to discredit this statement, for example: the writer does not know and has never known his professor's credit information. The paper opines that hard data aside, the spirit of Plato's statement holds nourishing philosophical properties.

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"Plato's doctrine is recollection is the surprising theory that all knowledge is innate. That is to say, we do not learn things. We only discover things that we already know. A skeptic does not need to search far to find plausible ways to discredit this statement. For example: I do not know and have never known my professor's credit information. Hard data aside, the spirit of Plato's statement holds nourishing philosophical properties. In Martin and Booth's Learning and Awareness, Meno asks if whether or not we can be taught virtue. "The surprising answer of Plato--or Socrates--to the question "How to we gain knowledge about the world?" is that we cannot..."

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