Departmental Papers (Classical Studies)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

2014

Publication Source

Archiv für Religionsgeschichte

Volume

15

Issue

1

Start Page

17

Last Page

34

Abstract

Plato uses the idea of divinatory knowledge as a metaphorical descriptor for a variety of kinds of daytime, waking knowing. What unites these examples is that they all include discussion of a kind of knowing that cannot account for itself, and that is tentative, imagistic and non-discursive. These metaphorical uses can further be illuminated by his more detailed discussion of divinatory knowledge itself in Timeaus.

Copyright/Permission Statement

Originally published in Archiv für Religionsgeschichte © 2014 DeGruyter.

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Date Posted: 22 December 2017