Plato's Analogy of the Divided Line

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Which of the following is the highest type of knowledge, according to Plato?

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1. What are the two main worlds Plato describes as two sections of his divided line?

2. Plato argued that a person can get closest to accessing knowledge about the Forms through which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments are designed to examine your knowledge of topics like Plato's take on knowledge, the main worlds in Plato's divided line, and our most precious ability.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To be more precise, you're going to be asked about things such as:

  • Our highest type of knowledge
  • The two main worlds in Plato's divided line
  • How one can access knowledge
  • What can help us understand reality
  • Our most precious ability, according to Plato

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding meaning in the divided line analogy and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify Plato's view on the world
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about knowledge in a different light

Additional Learning

You'll be able to learn even more about this topic by watching our associated video lesson, Plato's Analogy of the Divided Line. This lesson will cover:

  • Access to knowledge
  • Plato's rationale
  • Intelligible versus the visible
  • Beliefs and opinions
  • Objects and forms
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