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Sandmeyer Introduction to Philosophy Outline of Plato39s Meno I Meno39s Original Questions and Socrates 39s Turn to the Substantial Question 70a 71d Opening The questions Socratic ignorance 71e 73 c First de nitions the one and same form 73d Second de nition quotto be able to rule over menquot 74e Third de nition justice is virtue the analogy of shape 75d Socrates39s invitation contra the speechifying characteristic of sophists the goal of true answers 76c 77a Socrates39s quottheatricalquot explanation of shape 76e quotremain and be initiatedquot 77b 79e Fourth de nition quotto desire beauti ll things and have the power to acquire themquot 77e no one knowingly desires the harm ll 78c alternative formulation quotthe power of securing good thingsquot 78d addition of words quotjustly and piouslyquot 79b species a virtue and genus virtue as a whole 80a 80d Metaphor of torpedo sh I Meno 39s Paradox and Socrates39s Rejoinder 80d 80e Meno39s Paradox quotHe cannot search for what he knows since he knows it there is no need to search nor for what he does not know for he does not know what to look forquot 81a 82a Theory introduced that all learning is recollection 82b 86c f theory by questioning the slave boy Proof 0 OUTLINE OF PLATO39S MENOHDO 84bc admission of ignorance and recognition of its bene t 86a quottrue opinions which when stirred by questioning become knowledgequot proof of immortality of soul 86c invitation to quottry to nd out togetherquot Sandmeyer Introduction to Philosophy Outline of Plato39s Meno III Resumption ofthe Original Line onuestioning 86d 89a 89a 90a 93e 95c 96e 97a100b Source Meno resumes original line of questioning 86e89a Socrates introduces hypothetical method Fifth de nition virtue is wisdom phronesis ie a kind of knowledge 89c knowledge of eternal truth Anytus amp question of the transmission acquisition of wisdom metaphor of technical craftsman 91d discussion of famous sophist Protagoras 92e Anytus suggests morals best learned from gentry quotone could not blame the poor natural talents of the son for his failure in virtuequot a catalog of important Athenian gentry and their progeny if virtue could be taught it would be passed from son to father 94e Anytus warns Socrates Gorgias denies virtue can be taught and so devotes himself to quotmake people clever speakersquot 96c quota subject which has neither teachers nor pupils is not teachablequot Socratic goal quotknowledge of how good men come to bequot Knowledge versus right opinion equally use il story of the statues of Dadelus the distinction of knowledge 98a recollection quottying opinions down by giving an account of the reason whyquot 99c the politician as soothsayer or prophet 100a the idea of statesman quotwho can make another into a statesmanquot conclusion of dialogue virtue is a gift from the gods Plato Memo Translated by GMA Grube Indianapolis Hackett Publishing Company Inc 1976 OUTLINE OFFLATO39SMENOHDO p 2


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