Key Terms

Empirical Knowledge.
Knowledge gained from the senses.
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Priori Knowlegde.
Prior knowledge gained from the previous experiences, separate from the sense experience.
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Absolute.
A truth with no exceptions, and doesn't vary.
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Illusion.
How Plato refers to the physical world to express the idea that it is not real.
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Allegory/Analogy.
A writing, or story with a deeper meaning shown through symbolism.
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Illuminate.
Refers to the Form of the Good's power to show clearly an understanding of all other Forms.
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Subjective.
When 'something' can be interpreted, and understood differently by a variety of people
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Sensory Perception.
An empirical View of the World.
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Spiritual Perception.
To reject the senses and obtain true divine enlightenment.
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Eikasia.
An Eikasia state of mind, is what Plato considers the lowest level of understanding. The Prisoners in the cave have this state of mind.
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Aporia.
Greek term for the state of helplessness, (the inability to proceed).
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Epistemology.
The branch of philosophy concerned with knowledge, belief and thought.
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The Intelligible World (Realm).
Plato believed there is an aspect of reality beyond our sensory perception; an aspect of reality that is more real than the one we currently perceive, this Plato calls the intelligible world or realm of the Forms.
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