How did Plato distinguish between knowledge and opinion?

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Plato draws a series of oppositions between knowledge and opinion. The central opposition is ontological. Knowledge, because it is unchanging and certain, must be of things which are rather than things which are becoming, or of the eternal rather than the temporary. Since the phenomena, things experienced...

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