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  • Meno's Theory Of Education Analysis

    fellow travelers, like Meno. Meno and Socrates call this journey “recollection”; to them we learn best when our already existing knowledge is questioned. “You realize, Meno, what point he has reached…

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  • Meno's Virtue Analysis

    postmodernists asking what exactly constitutes truth. The “what is F” question seems to be alive and well. Although I do not necessarily agree with his conclusion, I do believe that Socrates thoroughly shuts Meno down. In this paper, I will present how Socrates won the debate and why I do not believe that Meno ever stood a chance of winning. Before I can argue for my position of how Socrates won, I must first show the strategy he won with. My argument is that in each of his dissections…

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  • Immortality Of The Soul Analysis

    The Argument for the Immortality of the Soul When Socrates and Meno are halted in their argument by a paradox, Socrates proposes a new idea that will solve the paradox and continue their conversation. He states that the soul is immortal and it has learned everything in past lives. Thus, what men call learning is actually a process of recollection. I will first be giving context as to how this idea came into the dialogue with Meno. Next, I will explain how he puts the same idea forward in Phaedo…

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  • Comparing The Soul In Plato And Phaedrus By Plato

    The soul is an important issue present in the Platonic texts The Meno and Phaedrus; each one has similarities and differences from each other, which are going to be present in the following paper. I’ll develop the text by explaining how both texts have views on the conception of the soul, the conception of the soul seems to be based on the same foundation yet it differs in certain key ways. Looking at certain similarities, first I’m going to explain how in both texts the soul is immortal, then I…

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  • Fernyhough's Argument Analysis

    questions about geometry, where the boy would mostly just answer yes or no. Socrates begins with seeing that the boy does not know how to find twice the area of a square. So, Socrates knows that initially, the boy knows nothing. Socrates is trying to show Meno that by questioning the boy, all he has to do is look in and recollect to find knowledge. Socrates asks the boy question after question. The boy’s mind becomes “numb” and when this happens, Socrates asks the boy another set of questions…

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  • Theaetetus Character Analysis

    In Meno, Socrates discusses the definition of virtue with the titular character. Socrates challenges Meno to define virtue, and Meno states that each demographic has a different virtue, for example, “a man’s virtue: to take part in the city’s affairs…

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  • Socrates 'Arguments On Meno's Paradox'

    In Plato’s work Meno, Socrates and Meno discuss the ability to learn. They argue that there is no true learning, only recollection and remembering topics. Meno’s Paradox is presented in this work and essentially states that there is no way for humankind to learn. I wholeheartedly disagree with Meno’s statement on the capability of acquiring new knowledge. In my paper, I will explain Meno’s Paradox and Socrates’s claim about recollection. I will then argue against Meno’s paradox and discuss my…

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  • Meno's Paradox Analysis

    Paradox What is Menos Paradox? Does Socrates sufficiently respond to Meno's Paradox? Well that question is easier asked and answered. From what I understand Meno questions, Socrates something in the likes of “can you tell me, Socrates, is virtue something acquired by teaching? Or is it something acquired not by teaching, but by practice? Or is it something acquired neither by practice, nor by learning, but something human beings possess by nature or in some other way?” (meno,70a) at this…

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  • Socrates Theory Of Recollection In Plato's Apology

    had written. (Apology 22e.) Of course, Socrates does not explain the theory of recollection until the Meno. However, I thought this was an impressive start to the belief of recollection theory for Socrates. In the Meno, Socrates begins to prepare his case for the theory of recollection. Socrates and Meno are trying to determine if virtue could be taught or if it was something we were born with. (Meno, 70a) To determine if that was possible they first tried to define virtue. Ultimately, in their…

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  • Socrates'success In Solving Meno's Paradox Analysis

    Socrates’ Success in Answering Meno’s Paradox Introduction In the dialogue Meno, Socrates and Meno start by attempting to find what virtue is, but are unsuccessful. They then dig into a more generalized question of how to find what any thing or idea is when one does not know what it is they are looking for. This is Meno 's Paradox. Socrates attempts to solve this paradox through the theory of recollection which states that the human soul is immortal and has knowledge of everything. In this…

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