Journal Entry; Knowledge and Skepticism
Read the assigned reading from the chapter. Then choose ONE of the questions below to answer. Answer the question you chose in a response that is a minimum of 1-2 paragraphs.
Be sure to explain your answers and give reasons for your views. You should cite the textbook and use brief quotations and summaries from the textbook in your response. Do NOT use any other sources besides the textbook.
According to Plato, are the ideas of Beauty and Courage objectively real, or are they notions that we invent in our minds whenever we want to? Briefly discuss Plato’s views and answer the following: Do you think these ideas are objectively real? Provide an argument to back up your answer.
Do you agree with Descartes (and skeptics) that only propositions that are beyond all doubt can be knowledge? Provide an argument for or against this view.
Complete the Philosophy Lab thought experiment questions on page 288