Knowledge and its Relation with God in Plato's Thought



The present article will study the nature of knowledge and its relation with God in Plato’s thought. Moreover, it will explain issues such as: what is the real knowledge? Is it an "Idea” and If so, what kind of problems may occur and what are Plato's answers to them?
According to Plato, knowledge is a kind of existential reality and from his viewpoint the knowledge that is acquired by the soul is for contributing to this reality. So this contribution at its highest level will occur within a philosopher as an intuition.
In order to explain some of the ambiguities of Plato's idea about the nature of the knowledge, the present study will presuppose this claim that the Idea of knowledge is identical with God's essence.