Dianoia & Plato’s Divided Line

In: Phronesis
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  • 1 Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey
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This paper takes a detailed look at the Republic’s Divided Line analogy and considers how we should respond to its most contentious implication: that pistis and dianoia have the same degree of ‘clarity’ (σαφήνεια). It argues that we must take this implication at face value and that doing so allows us to better understand both the analogy and the nature of dianoia.

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