Volume 10, Issue 1, 2019
Epistemology’s Ancient Origins and New Developments
A Gift from the Gods
Socratic Knowledge in Plato’s Late Dialogues
While much attention has been paid to the role of divine inspiration in the case of Socrates within Plato’s early and middle period dialogues, this paper examines Plato’s late period works and argues that despite the drastic changes in methodology found in dialogues such as the Sophist and Philebus, Plato still acknowledges, and emphasizes, the role played by divine inspiration in regard to Socratic knowledge.