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    In Plato’s Meno, Meno begins with the question, “Can you tell me, Socrates, can virtue be taught? Or is it not teachable but the result of practice, or is it neither of these, but men possess it by nature or in some other way?" (70a). Afterward, Socrates answers the way he usually does by replying with questions back to Meno in order to achieve a conclusion where virtue can be taught. Virtue is moral excellence or "arête", and the innate characteristic of each individual. In the end of the Meno, both Socrates and Meno conclude and agree that virtue cannot be taught at all. On the other side of the spectrum, in Plato’s Protagoras, Socrates and Protagoras debate on the topic of whether virtue can be taught as well. In the end of the dialogue,…

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    Theme Of Justice In Meno

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    The Meno poses seemingly unanswerable questions, as the mercenary Meno meets with Socrates in his search for virtue. From Meno’s perspective, their looping and circuitous conversation attempts to come to a clean, digestible close for Meno to take with him and apply to his own life. Socrates, however, is frustrated with Meno’s inability to change his way of thinking about the questions that are being asked of him. The flaws in this dialogue are key to the purpose of the Meno. While there are no…

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    Wisdom In Meno

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    bianuju Nwaigbo Instructor: Nathan Poage Class: Phil 1301 Date: 09/15/2016 Discuss the role of wisdom in true virtue according to Meno and the Phaedo Meno and Phaedo are two important works by Plato (429–347 BC). Plato was greatly influenced by Socrates and included Socrates as basis of many of his literary works. Meno deals specifically with virtue and whether it can be taught. Phaedo is significant as it reveals the conviction of a truth-seeker just before dying for a cause. Phaedo narrates…

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    Meno And Socrates Virtue

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    In Plato’s Meno dialogue, Meno starts off by asking Socrates what virtue is and whether or not it can be taught. However, Socrates ask Meno if he knows t the definition of virtue, and mentions that virtue cannot be taught if you do not know what virtue really is. Throughout the dialogue, Socrates and Meno mention that virtue is attained in a person. They come up with three possible reasons that virtue can be achieved within the human soul, that it can be taught,…

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    Meno Idealism

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    Meno was written by Plato, an ancient philosopher who was the follower of idealism. In his works, the author defined the idea as something unreachable but, at the same time, the core of everything. In Meno, he presents a dialogue between Socrates and Meno, who are discussing a phenomenon of human virtue. They are contemplating about the meaning of being good and the possibility of getting such quality as goodness (Plato). This dialogue can be divided into several nominal parts with each…

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    The dialogue between Socrates and Meno revolve around a fundamental issue: whether virtue can be taught. However, Socrates indicates that it is unfeasible to answer this question without knowing what virtue really is. He is interested in knowing the intrinsic nature of a virtue and what makes all instances of virtue, virtuous. In other words, the reason why something is a virtue. Although Meno produces his first faulty definition when he says, “If you want the virtue of man, it is easy to say…

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    Meno Vs Socrates

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    Philosophy: The Pursuit of Truth, in the Company of Nous Socrates, as presented in many works of Plato, makes inquiries about the garnering of knowledge and truth. In the platonic dialogue, Meno, Socrates attempts to answer Meno’s paradox: if you don’t know what you are looking for, how can it be found? Meno’s question allows for the assertion that inquiry is impossible, for how do we know what to ask, if we don’t know, or have knowledge about, what we are asking. This perplexity brings up the…

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    Plato's Meno

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    way that data has every one of the reserves of being of more sensible use than honest to goodness certainty in order to stamp this qualification in regard, yet, as Socrates notes, this claim is far from clear on closer survey. Taking all things into account, a honest to goodness feeling about the right way to deal with Larissa is unquestionably of a similar measure of sensible use as learning of the best way to deal with Larissa—both will get us to our objective. Given that we unmistakably do…

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    In the Meno, Meno initiates a paradox, suggesting that inquiry is a waste of time since learning is impossible. Meno and Socrates had been discussing whether virtue is teachable or if it is just something in nature. After many failed attempts to come to a conclusion, Meno presents his paradoxical conclusion that learning is impossible, and without learning, there is no inquiry. Socrates has dedicated his life to inquiry and develops his theory of recollection as a way to defend inquiry and…

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    A central theme in Plato’s The Meno is virtue. It is approached through posing two questions: How does one acquire virtue? And what exactly is virtue? Meno poses the question “can virtue be taught?” (70a) Meno’s goal is to understand how one can acquire virtue, but Socrates inquires as to what virtue is. Meno attempts a few definitions of virtue, which Socrates deems inaccurate through the usage of the elenchus, where he dissects each suggestion to show Meno that it does not hold all the…

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