Meno attempted to define virtue at three different points: one, virtue varies from one's action and one's age socrates argued that there is one thing that makes virtue, a virtue this leads to the second definition, meno said that virtue is ruling over people justly. 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 additional participants in the dialogue include one of meno's slaves and the athenian politician anytus , a prosecutor of socrates with whom meno is friendly. 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 men i should say that health is the same, both in man and woman soc.
The discussion, socrates expresses this by getting meno to admit that he is not teaching the slave, but only reminding him, the conclusion, i take it, is (2): it turns out that there is no such distinction (between teaching and reminding) to. Socrates' response: the ability to rule men is only good if the rule is just but justice is only one of the virtues so meno has defined the general concept of virtue by identifying it with one specific kind of virtue socrates then clarifies what he wants with an analogy. When meno first asks socrates how virtue is acquired, socrates tells him that he does not know and cannot know since he does not know what virtue itself is he asks meno if anyone could know if meno were rich or good looking without knowing meno at all.
Meno's theme is also dealt with in the dialogue protagoras, where plato ultimately has socrates arrive at the opposite conclusion, that virtue can be taught and, whereas in protagoras knowledge is uncompromisingly this-worldly, in meno the theory of recollection points to a link between knowledge and eternal truths. Discussion of virtue in meno by socrates 664 words jan 28th, 2018 3 pages in the dialogue, socrates creates several differing arguments on virtue, which include the definition of virtue and questions on whether persons can attain it. So, was socrates right about virtue in meno his answer is contingent: he says that virtue appears to be a gift of the gods, but that they will not be able to know this until they can determine (on some other occasion) what virtue itself is. Plato: was socrates right about virtue in meno update cancel ad by zoho so, was socrates right about virtue in meno his answer is contingent: how can i articulate the connection between plato, socrates, and nietzsche's idea that god is dead how are socrates, plato and aristotle related.
This video focuses on plato's dialogue, the meno, examines the attempts made in that dialogue to define virtue, and looks at socrates' objections to meno's proposed definitions gregory b sadler is the president and co-founder of reasonio. In fifth-century athens, socrates insisted on the importance of the fundamental ethical question—“how shall i live”—and his pupil, plato, and plato’s pupil, aristotle, developed elaborate philosophical systems to explain the nature of reality, knowledge, and human happiness. Video created by university of pennsylvania for the course ancient philosophy: plato & his predecessors what is virtue, and how can it be taught what is teaching anyway, and how could we ever acquire knowledge socrates gives a geometry. On the teaching of virtue in plato’s meno and the nature of philosophical authority abraham d stone may 2, 2010 abstract the discussion, socrates expresses this by getting meno to admit that he is not teaching the slave, but only reminding him, the conclusion, i take it, is (2): it.
And the same may be said of vice, socrates soc how fortunate i am, meno when i ask you for one virtue, you present me with a swarm of them, which are in your keeping. Platos meno essay 799 words | 4 pages up with meno asking what virtue is and whether it could be taught socrates asks meno for a general definition of virtue, since as socrates points out, we cannot figure out if virtue can be taught if we do not have a clear idea what it is. “then, meno, the conclusion is that virtue comes to the virtuous by the gift of god” -plato (meno) the conclusion that true virtue is given through divine means is often considered to either be a droll sense of irony from plato, or an allusion to plato’s later theory of forms and the form of the good.
Meno is content to conclude that virtue can be taught, but socrates, to meno's surprise, turns on his own argument and starts criticizing it his objection is simple if virtue could be taught there would be teachers of virtue. When meno first asks socrates how virtue is acquired, socrates tells him that he does not know and cannot know since he does not know what virtue itself is he asks meno if anyone could know if meno were rich or good looking without knowing meno at all meno agrees that this would be impossible i would offer the counterexample of aids. Meno is a socratic dialogue written by plato it is a dialogue between socrates and meno it starts with meno questioning socrates about virtue, about how virtue can be taught but socrates humbly answered that he did not know what virtue means, or how virtue can be taught. Nature of virtue and the relationship between virtue and knowledge 1 virtue as knowledge to proceed, then, with the ﬁrst part: meno’s question is whether virtue can be taught but socrates soon diverts him to another, based on the principle that one must know what something is before one can know its qualities (71b3–4.
Meno first suggests that different kinds of virtue exist for different kinds of people socrates replies that meno’s definition is like a swarm of bees: each kind of virtue, like each bee, is different, but socrates is interested in that quality they all share. This is a video in my new core concepts series -- designed to provide students and lifelong learners a brief discussion focused on one main concept from a classic philosophical text and thinker this video focuses on plato's dialogue, the meno, examines the attempts made in that dialogue to define virtue, and looks at socrates' objections to meno's proposed definitions. Meno: what is virtue aditya venkataraman id - 9071385075 word count - 14971 ‘can you tell me, socrates, can virtue be taught’, begins meno, a beautiful and wealthy general, accustomed to giving grand answers to every question [76b] yet, within a few exchanges, he is reduced to a state of numbness and perplexity [80b. What is the nature of virtue see an analysis of the debate between socrates and meno, plus a description of the conclusions they draw.