Plato's Divided Line


 
 
 
   
States of Mind

---

Pure Reason

dianous

Types of Objects

---

The Good

agaqos

   
 
   

BEING

on

REALITY

aorata

   
Intelligible

Knowledge

episthmh

Dialectic

noesis

Reason

nohsis

The Forms

morfh /

Archetypes

arcai

Intelligible Universals
Thinkable

nohta

Intelligible

Knowledge

episthmh

Hypothesis
Under-

standing/

Thinking

dianoia

mathematics

maqhmatika

Intelligible Particulars
Thinkable

nohta

 
   

BECOMING

onta

APPEAR-

ANCE

orata

   
Visible

Opinion

doxa

Repetition
Belief

pistis

Life, Things

zwa

Visibilia
Conjectural

doxasta

Visible

Opinion

doxa

Guess
Imagining

eikasia

Images

eikones

Reflections

Shadows

Conjectural

doxasta