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3 Explain the so-called Divided Line What do the different levels mean How does this apply toethics How does this apply to Knowledge perception andor awareness Explain in depth and detail Platos Divided Line is a model indicating not only levels of knowledge but basically levels ofeverything It is divided into four levels and two sides The left side consists of ways we know becomeaware of and perceive things while the right side consists of the objects of knowledge awareness andperception The bottom half includes those things in the physical realm and the top half includes thosethings in the spiritual and intellectual realm The highest point in the physical realm is the sun and thehighest point in the spiritual realm is the form of the good and beautiful both of which are essentially The different levels mean different things On the lowest level the left side is made up of ourimagination perception and conjecture The right side is made up of shadows and mirages The nextlevel up on the left is where we believe something because we see it The right side of this level iswhere we find all physical things At the top of the physical realm before entering the spiritual realm isthe sun The next level up is the lowest level in the spiritual realm The left side of this level includesthinking from hypotheses while the right side includes objects of math and science The top level inPlatos model contains true knowledge and dialectical thinking on the left The rite contains all formsand ideas The topmost point the forms of the good and beautiful is the ultimate goal of humanhappiness or eudaimonia These non-physical forms are the ultimate reality the ideal perfect model ofThese different levels apply to knowledge perception awareness and ethics in the same way For each of these things the higher one goes in the model the higher one goes in any of these particularareas For example regarding different
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