How well do you understand the world?
Do you think you’ve got a good grasp of reality or not?
Greek philosopher Plato famously offered a theory of knowledge that can be illustrated by a four-step ladder. Those who climb this ladder of clarity, advancing from one step to the next, building on the knowledge gained from the one below, can move from ignorance to true knowledge.
For Plato, illusion rests at the lowest rung on the ladder, and this means forming an opinion based on secondhan...