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24 1. Introduction in the dialogue’s three well-known images of the Sun, the Line and the Cave, Plato rests his discussion about the clarity of true Knowledge and its distinction from the level of Opinion (Doxa) on the well established polar opposition of light and darkness. In effect, the generation of shadows, which is the direct result of the mixture of light and darkness, is fully exploited in all three Platonic images to describe the distinctive characteristics of Doxa. The Socratic interlocutors have been raised to take “shadows” (that is doxastic thought patterns) for “true knowledge”.

2007: 310 – 344). 51 As regards the Sun-Line-Cave correspondence, in this book I follow the ‘traditional’ interpretation, according to which all three consequent similes should be interpreted as complementing each other and constituting a unifying whole. See Irwin (1977: 220 – 224). But cf. The literature on these three Platonic images is vast. See Nettleship (1901: 238 – 263); Adam (1963 [1902] vol. 2: 88 – 95); Annas (1981: 254 – 257); Ferguson (1963: 188 – 193); Raven (1953: 22 – 30); Smith (1996: 25 – 45).

M. and Temko, P. ) (1982: 79 – 124) (reprinted in Nussbaum [1986: 200 – 233]). See also Halperin in Klagge, J. C. and Smith, N. D. ) (1992: 128 – 129); Kosman, in Klagge, J. C. and Smith, N. D. ) (1992: 73 – 92). 54 In specific terms, these concerns become particularly prominent in post-Platonic theorisations about linguistic style(s) appropriate to philosophy, surfacing as early as in Aristotle’s categorisation of the Platonic dialogues in his Poetics, and including modern discussions about the ability of words to relate to the world and to form meaningful and true statements about it.

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