Rene Descarte v. Plato

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Descartes and Socrates -- What Knowledge Is Two Approaches to Knowledge The concept of knowledge, what it is, what it means, and how it is gained, has been debated for literally centuries. Philosophers, historians, social scientists have questioned the components of knowledge and its acquisition and developed their individual theories based on the cultural and intellectual developments of their age. Many of the major ideas that are most often linked to the 18th-century French Enlightenment …

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…knowledge. As a result, he suggests that the best choice to make is to “accommodate” ourselves to a reliance on our minds. Socrates might ask what else there possibly was upon which one could “accommodate” him/herself! WORKS CITED Cottingham, John. ed., “Descartes : Selected Philosophical Writings,” (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1988). Plato. “The Republic of Plato,” translated by Francis MacDonald Cornford (London, UK: Oxford University Press, 1967). Plato. “Apology” (London, UK: Oxford University Press, 1949). ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography**