Manual Meno [with Biographical Introduction]

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. This work by Plato is great to wtestle with even though I don"t agree with the line of reason. Reading Plato is like analyzing a chess match and trying to see how it could improve. It is hard to improve on a master, but the attempt is still worth it. It appears to attempt to determine the definition of virtue, or arete, meaning virtue in general, rather than particular virtues, such as justice or temperance. Very good. This very much felt as if Socrates were gearing up for the republic speaking about justice sophists and recollection.

This is the famous dialogue in which Socrates speaks to a boy and proves that he knows math. He also gets another guy mad at him for proving that sons do not learn virtue from their fathers, which will shortly lead to his execution. I did not find the translation to be useful. Other translations capture Plato's intent better.

This translation created confusion.

Plato (427—347 B.C.E.)

I loved how meno and Socrates kept digging deeper and deeper to get to the true notion of virtue. The introduction was very about as long as the book but, book was only about 50 pages. I gave it 4 stars because I thought it was an excellent read, but the introduction was a bit long. Format: Paperback Verified Purchase. When Meno's interest in philosophy begins to falter, Socrates tells a fable to boost his spirits.

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What else can cure a soul that believes truth is not possible, if not a fable that says it is? If Meno really believes finding truth is impossible, there's no way to refute him. Only minds that believe finding truth is possible listen to arguments.

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A mind that isn't listening is impervious to refutations of its views. But perhaps Meno can be approached from another angle, reasons Socrates. Perhaps Meno enjoys listening to stories, and perhaps by this route, Socrates can surreptitiously implant a fervor for the truth. Hume wants us to burn all books with no reasoning about quantity and fact, presumably including the books that inspired him to become a philosopher.

But quantity and fact have no rejoinder for Meno.

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They offer no way to persuade us that finding truth is possible. Once all the books are burned, there's no way to recover errant souls like Meno who have given up philosophizing. Nietzsche is more modest. He tells us God is dead. But he doesn't tell us not to read the books composed under His influence.

Nietzsche wants us to learn Socrates' fervor for philosophy. Will Meno tell him his own notion, which is probably not very different from that of Gorgias? Read more Read less. Frequently bought together. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. One of these items ships sooner than the other. Show details. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

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Protagoras and Meno

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Format: Paperback Verified Purchase. An interesting look at what virtue is, and whether or not it can be taught. Plato places his mentor Socrates in the "driver's seat" of this conversation with Meno, one of his students. Socrates and the Sophists Plato. Theaetetus Plato. On the Nature of Things Lucretius.

De Anima Aristotle. The Philosophy of Right G. Symposium Plato. Theologico-Political Treatise Baruch Spinoza. Discourse on Method Rene Descartes. Politics Aristotle. Gorgias Plato. Back cover copy This is an English translation of Plato's Socratic dialogue attempting to achieve a definition of virtue that applies equally to all particular virtues and serves as a great introduction to Socratic dialogues.

Review quote This new translation of the Meno by Anastaplo and Berns has several distinctive features that make it useful for teaching and studying the dialogue. Generally achieving a balance between clarity and faithfulness, it includes valuable annotation, two appendices About George Anastaplo George Anastaplo is Professor of Law at Loyola University Chicago, a lecturer in the liberal arts at the University of Chicago and professor emeritus of political science and of philosophy at Dominican University.

He is the author of numerous books, and he has translated Plato's "Meno" for Focus Publishing, as well as edited two volumes of readings on Liberty. Rating details. Book ratings by Goodreads.