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Plato drew a sharp distinction between knowledge, which is certain, and mere opinion, which is not certain. He said Opinions derive from the shifting world of sensation; knowledge derives from the world of timeless forms, or essences.

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Q: What is the epistemological distinction between knowledge and opinion?
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