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Meno

Author: Plato
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Book Title
Meno
Author
Plato
ISBN
9780486831787
What is virtue? Can it be learned or is it innate? Is it possible to know things a priori (before experience)? In this important and influential Socratic dialogue, Plato addresses a wealth of philosophy's fundamental questions, including the difference between actually knowing something and merely maintaining a correct belief about it. The dialogue begins when Meno, a young aristocrat from Thessaly, confidently declares that he can define virtue--only to be reduced in short order to utter confusion, a fate common to those engaging in debate with Socrates. Meno's contention that a concept cannot be defined without knowledge of its nature leads to one of the most celebrated passages in the history of philosophy: Socrates asserts the doctrine of reincarnation, and by posing a mathematical puzzle to Meno's slave, demonstrates the existence of innate knowledge. This brief but profound dialogue, which forms the basis for subsequent examinations of a priori knowledge, appears here in the translation by the distinguished scholar Benjamin Jowett.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: PlatoPublisher: Dover PublicationsPublished: 03/20/2019ISBN: 9780486831787Pages: 96Weight: 0.20lbsSize: 7.80h x 4.80w x 0.30d
What is virtue? Can it be learned or is it innate? Is it possible to know things a priori (before experience)? In this important and influential Socratic dialogue, Plato addresses a wealth of philosophy's fundamental questions, including the difference between actually knowing something and merely maintaining a correct belief about it.
The dialogue begins when Meno, a young aristocrat from Thessaly, confidently declares that he can define virtue--only to be reduced in short order to utter confusion, a fate common to those engaging in debate with Socrates. Meno's contention that a concept cannot be defined without knowledge of its nature leads to one of the most celebrated passages in the history of philosophy: Socrates asserts the doctrine of reincarnation, and by posing a mathematical puzzle to Meno's slave, demonstrates the existence of innate knowledge. This brief but profound dialogue, which forms the basis for subsequent examinations of a priori knowledge, appears here in the translation by the distinguished scholar Benjamin Jowett.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Plato
Publisher: Dover Publications
Published: 03/20/2019
ISBN: 9780486831787
Pages: 96
Weight: 0.20lbs
Size: 7.80h x 4.80w x 0.30d
What is virtue? Can it be learned or is it innate? Is it possible to know things a priori (before experience)? In this important and influential Socratic dialogue, Plato addresses a wealth of philosophy's fundamental questions, including the difference between actually knowing something and merely maintaining a correct belief about it.
The dialogue begins when Meno, a young aristocrat from Thessaly, confidently declares that he can define virtue--only to be reduced in short order to utter confusion, a fate common to those engaging in debate with Socrates. Meno's contention that a concept cannot be defined without knowledge of its nature leads to one of the most celebrated passages in the history of philosophy: Socrates asserts the doctrine of reincarnation, and by posing a mathematical puzzle to Meno's slave, demonstrates the existence of innate knowledge. This brief but profound dialogue, which forms the basis for subsequent examinations of a priori knowledge, appears here in the translation by the distinguished scholar Benjamin Jowett.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Plato
Publisher: Dover Publications
Published: 03/20/2019
ISBN: 9780486831787
Pages: 96
Weight: 0.20lbs
Size: 7.80h x 4.80w x 0.30d