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<ul><li><p>8/7/2019 Plato was a Classical Greek philosopher</p><p> 1/2</p><p>TOK Essay</p><p>__________________________________________________________________</p><p>________________________________</p><p>Plato was a Classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, writer of philosophicaldialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning</p><p>in the Western world. Along with his mentor, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, Plato</p><p>helped to lay the foundations of natural philosophy, science, and Western philosophy.</p><p>Plato was originally a student of Socrates, and was as much influenced by his thinking as</p><p>by what he saw as his teacher's unjust death.</p><p>Knowledge is expertise, and skills acquired by a person through experience or</p><p>education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject, what is known in a</p><p>particular field or in total; facts and information, or awareness or familiarity gained by</p><p>experience of a fact or situation. Philosophical debates in general start with Plato's</p><p>formulation of knowledge as "justified true belief".</p><p>According to Plato, knowledge can only be knowledge if it can justified, believed,</p><p>and true. By having these three concepts in mind, you can quarrel with anyone about</p><p>what you know because first u believe it, and by believing it you know that its true to</p><p>you, and you can argue about it even more if you can justify it. Keeping these concepts</p><p>in mind, you can argue with anyone anytime about anything if you have the knowledge</p><p>about the topic. There are always ways that you can know your things from, which are</p><p>called ways of knowing; language, perception, reason, and emotion.</p><p>Truth is the most obvious thing that distinguishes knowledge from belief. Truth is</p><p>a thick concept that you can write a lot of pages about it. So simply, truth is</p><p>independent of what anyones happens to believe is true, and that simply believing that</p><p>something is true does not make it true. Truth is a never ending concept. As time</p><p>passes, new facts will be discovered and the old facts that we used to believe that they</p><p>were true will become false, thus truth is a never ending concept.</p><p>Another concept which Plato thinks that is important in indentifying what</p><p>knowledge is, is belief. Belief is the confidence in the truth or existence of something</p><p>not immediately susceptible to rigorous proof. Belief can be of many types, for example</p><p>human belief. Humans believe in many things such religion. Most people argue about</p><p>which religion is more valid than the other. But the one that believes his/her religion is</p><p>more valid and thinks its true and can actually justify it will obviously win the argument.</p><p>There is a clear difference between knowing something and believing something.</p></li><li><p>8/7/2019 Plato was a Classical Greek philosopher</p><p> 2/2</p></li></ul>


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