The Conclusion of the Theaetetus

History of Philosophy Quarterly 1 (4):355-367 (1984)

Samuel C. Wheeler III
University of Connecticut
This paper argues that the Theaetetus establishes conditions on objects of knowledge which entail that only of Forms can there be knowledge. Plato's arguments for this are valid. The principles needed to make Plato's premises true will turn out to have deep connection with important parts of Plato's over-all theory, and to have consequences which Plato, in the middle dialogues, seems to welcome on other grounds as well.
Keywords Plato  referential opacity  epistemology  Theaetetus
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