Plato’s Divided Line

Chart summarizing Plato's analogy of the divided line

5321220-cls-0428-0347-plato-set-bcrxPlato’s Divided Line: a chart that both summarizes and illustrates Plato’s analogy of the divided line:

Summarizes the activities of thought and their objects, progressing from opinion (divided into conjecture, then belief) to knowledge (divided into reasoning, then perception) and, ultimately, to a kind of mystic communion with the form of the good as its object.

Illustrates with divisions of the chart that correspond to proportions of the line.

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