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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHL232H1
Professor
Dan Dolderman
Semester
Summer

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K.A. Appiah – Thinking it Through: An Introduction to Contemporary Philosophy Socratic Method: asking questions and leading those to their own answers Socrates: “What is knowledge?” Theaetetus: Geometry, how to make a shoe, etc. S: don’t want examples, wants an explanation of the nature of knowledge. Wants a definition that we can use to decide whether any particular case really is a case where somebody knows something. T: To know something is just to believe something that is true. Based on this theory: a) You must believe you are reading this book b) You must, in fact, be reading this book S: But if a lawyer persuades a jury that someone is innocent, the jury will believe th
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