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PLATO AND NIETZSCHE When people are born they do not know the difference between right and wrong Plato is a philosopher who believes that things are inborn It is to say that when a human being is born his soul knows everything but at the beginning the mind is a tabular rasa blank state As he grows day by day he recollects the knowledge from his soul Before uniting with the body this soul is the human mind After the union of the human body and the mind the mind contains the knowledge deep in the memory According to Plato true knowledge in this world is made up of remembering in reminiscence or recollection The essence of knowledge is recollection This thesis gives a man the ideas that he later becomes conscious of by recollection The theory of recollection may explain why people often say that they had certain knowledge before they heard it for the first time In simple words Platos theory states that when people think about something and find an answer to a problem they are recollecting things that they already knew The reason why he set up such a theory is that according to him it seems to be an impossible task to be able to come to know something without already knowing it Meno points out If we do not know what something is if we try to find it how will we know when we have When for example we say that we do not currently know what 358721 multiplied by 54 is how is it that by some means we can come to discover that it is in fact 19370934 Surely if we dont already know that 358721x5419370934 then when someone presents this is to us as a fact we should not have a faculty that enables us to recognize that it is Plato also suggests that learning cannot occur since it would have to be a
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