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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.
Originally published in Archiv für Religionsgeschichte © 2014 DeGruyter.
Struck, P. T. (2014). Plato and Divination. Archiv für Religionsgeschichte, 15 (1), 17-34. Retrieved from https://repository.upenn.edu/classics_papers/180
Date Posted: 22 December 2017