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