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Logos & Episteme

Volume 10, Issue 1, 2019

Epistemology’s Ancient Origins and New Developments

Daniel Larkin
Pages 77-94

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.

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