What is teaching anyway, and how could we ever acquire knowledge socrates gives a geometry socrates turns to meno and asks, what do you think, . Peter tackles one of plato's most frequently read dialogues, the meno, and the theory that what seems to be learning is in fact recollection. Although meno called socrates a torpedo fish to make fun of his questionares, the counterargument socrates used was a clever blow to the sophists through his bewildering work, plato inspires all his readers to view the world in a philosophical manner. The socratic method research portal is the product of over 30 years of research and experimentation with the socratic method socrates: what do you say of him, meno. Socrates says that meno is a former student of gorgias and meno notes that he has made many speeches on virtue before large audiences when he .
It has also been suggested, based in part on interpretations of plato's dialogue of the meno, that anytus blamed socrates for corrupting his son anytus, it seems, had been grooming his son for a life in politics until the boy became interested in socrates' teachings and abandoned political pursuits. Meno’s paradox a paradox is a true statement or group of statements that leads to a contradiction or situation, which defies intuition (wikipedia). A conversation based on plato's famous meno dialogue socrates and meno delay a game of golf to discuss the origins of virtue, knowledge, and the soul.
Plato’s meno trans by j holbo & b waring (©2002) meno: can you tell me, socrates, is virtue the sort of thing you can teach someone or. In plato's dialog meno, socrates leads a slave boy to a discovery that the area of the large square is twice the area of the smaller one there is a discussion as to the nature of the knowledge and origin of such facts. Socrates: meno at the beginning of meno the question of what virtue is and whether or not it can be taught is brought up the question of whether knowledge is. Plato: no one desires what is bad socrates: now it is your turn to do as you promised, meno: it seems to me then, socrates, that virtue is, . Socrates and meno now try and determine whether or not virtue is teachable by starting with the idea that if it is a sort of knowledge, then it must be teachable .
Socrates' analogy at meno 71b47 i meno begins with meno asking socrates how et is acquired: is it taught, or not taught but practiced, or not practiced nor taught but comes to men from nature, or in some other way. One of the most famous passages in all of plato's works—indeed, in all of philosophy—occurs in the middle of the meno meno asks socrates if he can prove the truth of his strange claim that all learning is recollection (a claim that socrates connects to the idea of reincarnation). Can virtue be taught humanitas • 43 socrates follows meno to the rather tentative conclu-sion that if we could find teachers of “human excellence,” or virtue,.
Notre dame philosophical reviews is an electronic, peer-reviewed journal that publishes timely reviews of scholarly philosophy books. Meno wants socrates to teach him socrates agrees to show him its nature the questioning of the boy geometry by 'recollection' ( anamimnesis):. Free essay: socrates, can virtue be taught1 the dialogue begins with meno asking socrates whether virtue can be taught at the end of the meno. 2 meno persons of the dialogue: meno, socrates, a slave of meno (boy), anytus meno: can you tell me, socrates, whether virtue is acquired by teaching.
Anytus participated in socrates and meno conversation about virtue socrates claims that if virtue is a kind of knowledge, then it can be learned. The theory of recollection in the meno and the phaedo the middle platonic dialogues mark a new phase in plato's attempt to understand socrates (the phaedo and republic are traditionally middle dialogues the meno is traditionally a transitional dialogue.
Srjc- english 5 marco giordano, inst questions on the meno 7oal-4 in light of the background of meno and what he knows of socrates, (79e7-80 a 3) and the conditions of his presence in athens (76e) consider the abruptness of the opening of the dialogue. In the meno, the initial question posed by meno is never truly answered to set the scene, meno is visiting athens from thessaly, as the guest of anytus. Meno's para dox by susan j fleck december, 1994 can virtue be taught meno, wasting no time with small talk, asks socrates, ‘can virtue be taught’.