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. That remark would be of little worth for an audience that had not already read meno several pages later, socrates tells his interlocutors that his argument about our. As socrates had proposed in the meno, things of this sort are the platonic forms, abstract entities that exist independently of the sensible world ordinary. The dialogue opens with meno asking socrates how one acquires virtue socrates replies that this question cannot be settled without first reaching agreement on a prior one, namely, what the nature.
Meno is a socratic dialogue written by plato it is a dialogue between socrates and meno it starts with meno questioning socrates about vir. Some scholars identify the meno as an early dialogue because socrates refutes meno's attempts to articulate the nature of virtue others, focusing on socrates' use of the theory of recollection and the method of hypothesis, argue that it is a middle dialogue. 7 quotes from meno: 'we do not learn, and that what we call learning is only a process of recollection. Meno, along with theaetetus, euthyphro, and other socratic dialogues, is ultimately aporetic i might say that if plato could not figure it out with the help of socrates' mentoring, then it would not surprise anyone if i couldn't do it either.
Meno's semi-foreign status aids socrates (and plato) in the dialogue, allowing for eyewitness accounts that socrates himself could not give thus, meno is able to say. Socrates: when you say, meno, that there is one virtue of a man, another of a woman, another of a child, and so on, does this apply only to virtue, or would you say the same of health, and size, and strength or is the nature of health always the same, whether in man or woman. Socrates echoes back meno's question, but modifies it significantly when he says that the dilemma is that a man cannot search either for what he knows. Meno presents a paradox to socrates that questions the very basis of socrates method of arriving at knowledge of unknown things through inquiry.
Meno wants to engage socrates on a hotly contested topic of the day. Characters plato's meno is a socratic dialogue in which the two main speakers, socrates and meno (also transliterated as menon), discuss human virtue: whether or not it can be taught, and what it is. Socrates: o meno, there was a time when the thessalians were famous among the other hellenes only for their riches and their riding but now, if i am not mistaken.
When meno opens the dialogue by asking whether virtue can be taught, socrates replies that he does not know the answer to this or any other question about virtue because he does not know what virtue is. 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. 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.
In the meno, he refers to the eleusinian mysteries, telling meno he would understand socrates's answers better if only he could stay for the initiations next week. 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. This is an example of the modern socratic method taken from plato's meno this type of questioning is characterized by the fact that answers to the questions are knowable.
Notre dame philosophical reviews is an electronic, socrates describes meno as undisciplined in the speech that leads into his introduction of the method of. Near the end of meno, socrates observes: for true opinions, so long as they stick around, are a fine thing and do all sorts of good but they are not willing to stick around for long. Meno, at socrates prompting, de nes virtue as the power of securing good things justly and piously justice and piety are virtues, so this amounts to saying that an. Socrates: o meno, there was a time when the thessalians were famous among the other hellenes only for their riches and their riding but now, if i am not mistaken, they are equally famous for their wisdom.