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This Dialogue begins abruptly with a question of Meno, who asks, 'whether virtue can be taught.' Socrates replies that he does not as yet know what virtue is, and has never known anyone who did. 'Then he cannot have met Gorgias when he was at Athens.' Yes, Socrates had met him, but he has a bad memory, and has forgotten what Gorgias said. Will Meno tell him his own notion, which is probably not very different from that of Gorgias? 'O yes--nothing easier: there is the virtue of a man, of a woman, of an old man, ...
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Plato's Meno

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Overview

This Dialogue begins abruptly with a question of Meno, who asks, 'whether virtue can be taught.' Socrates replies that he does not as yet know what virtue is, and has never known anyone who did. 'Then he cannot have met Gorgias when he was at Athens.' Yes, Socrates had met him, but he has a bad memory, and has forgotten what Gorgias said. Will Meno tell him his own notion, which is probably not very different from that of Gorgias? 'O yes--nothing easier: there is the virtue of a man, of a woman, of an old man, and of a child; there is a virtue of every age and state of life, all of which may be easily described.'
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015019827
  • Publisher: Halcyon Press Ltd.
  • Publication date: 7/24/2012
  • Series: Halcyon Classics , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 532,467
  • File size: 206 KB

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Plato (c. 428 BC - c. 348 BC) was a Classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens. Along with his teacher, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, Plato helped to lay the foundations of Western philosophy and science.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2013

    DOES NOT HAVE LINE NUMBERS! Which makes no sense because the pap

    DOES NOT HAVE LINE NUMBERS! Which makes no sense because the paperback version sold DOES. Why even convert this in to an ebook and leave out important information - someone is sleeping on the job! Waste of time if you are a student using this for class! Absolutely disappointed in how nook books have become an after thought to Barnes and Noble! Not the first ebook that has been EXTREMELY underwhelming. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2012

    Very readable

    A wonderful introduction to Plato's style, method, and thought. Focus translations are very clear and up-to-date, and Plato is much more manageable when taken in small doses such as this tidy little version.

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