How does plato distinguish between knowledge and belief? How is it based in his metaphysics?
If you read the site below, you will have a pretty decent understanding of Plato on this topic: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/plato-theaetetus/
A quote from the site states:
Theaetetus' third proposal about how to knowledge is (D3) that it is true belief with an account (meta logou alêthê doxan).
This is where we get the statement: Justified True Belief is Knownledge
You can also state the equation with three sentences: S knows that p eff:
- p is true;
- S believes that p;
- S is justified in believing that p.
I hope this helps