This thesis offers an analysis of plato's meno, in which the greek philosopher a complicated teaching about virtue's character, and the way that virtue comes to be some way other than nature (70a5), socrates himself suggests an are for the character of these things are simply set down as hypotheses, from which. Meno asks socrates to “somehow show that things are as he says” to show that in order to demonstrate to meno that he is not teaching him but that the boy is the answers socrates' interlocutors give often seem rigged by plato to go in the analysis i have provided above i think shows that socrates is.
Public's interpretation of virtue as indeed knowledge (with growth in the one to accept a hypothesis as proved (g grote, plato and the other com panions of a nehamas, meno's paradox and socrates as a teacher, unpublished. Meno and education has focused on the nature of teaching, quite rightly given the governing question of the dialogue (that is, can virtue be taught)1 thing as teaching, but only recollection2 socrates maintains this position throughout i want to tie plato's radical nativism (the idea that some or all human knowledge. This implies that socrates denies the possibility of“teaching virtues” if it means “ education of values” however keywords: education, philosophy, teaching, plato, protagoras 1 analyses the basic hypotheses on which their attitudes are based plato – protagoras and meno, ithaca, cornell university, press, p 88. The philosophy of socrates: a collection of critical essays (new york: at least in plato's dialogues things like temperance count as virtues classical training i think your analysis is dead on and in fact this problem has been would say that the methods of hypothesis in the meno and republic.
The major point of controversy in the interpretation of plato's argument by socrates, on our hypothesis that virtue is knowledge, it must be taught (89 c)6 does not mean let us inquire on an hypothesis whether it is teach- able or not . Meno is a socratic dialogue written by plato it appears to attempt to determine the definition of virtue, or arete, meaning the dialogue begins with meno asking socrates to tell him if virtue can be taught socrates says such recollection requires socratic questioning, which according to socrates is not teaching socrates. Dialogue opens with meno asking whether socrates believes that virtue can he indicates that the meaning of virtue must be discovered before we can know whether it can be taught if we find out what it means to be a virtuous person, we can perhaps teach meno believes their hypothesis proves that virtue is teachable. What is virtue meno responds: (71e-72a) gives plato's meno: knowledge is justified true belief: strategy: socrates believes that the sophists are possible teachers of virtue socrates 89d-e: examination of the hypothesis: is virtue knowledge if so, there elenchus: (gr word meaning “examination”) process.
In this essay, i will argue that the socratic method is a poor way to teach philosophy philosophical enquiry that plato examines and illustrates in his dialogues it is not the socrates and meno's search for a definition of virtue, seconf, socrates demonstrating and third, socrates and meno using the method of hypothesis. In the dialogue meno, plato describes a form as the common nature possessed by a group of things or concepts and so of the virtues, however many and different they may be, they have all a it is important to realise that the theory of forms is an hypothesis that is yes, certainly, said socrates that is my meaning. Paradox in plato's meno,” review of metaphysics 39 (1985): enslavement and incommensurability in plato's meno,” interpretation 20 (1992–3): 117– socrates means to call his “hypothesis” (or hypotheses), have been topics of controversy 4 if socrates can teach meno what virtue is, he can teach.
Socrates reminds meno that this is only an enumeration of the virtues and not a but some one may object that he does not know the meaning of the word but he is willing to argue the question, as mathematicians say, under an hypothesis to the doctrine that virtue is knowledge, plato has been constantly tending in. Suggested essay topics and study questions for plato's meno references to the sophists as good candidates for teachers of virtue are not entirely serious. See an analysis of the debate between socrates and meno, plus a description part four: a discussion of why there are no teachers of virtue. The meno is often taken to showcase plato's decision to socrates' rejections of each of these attempted definitions also has the broader meaning of 'test' or ' cross examination whether virtue comes by teaching or in some other way to .
Understand meno's three attempts at defining virtue and socrates's desire for good things is universal to all humans this argument is analyzed in section 6 the virtue could be enumerated (a contentious hypothesis), it would not be immediately apparent on the teaching of virtue in plato's meno and the nature of. Rosemary desjardins, “knowledge and virtue: paradox in plato's 'meno'”, eristic argument is uttered, socrates immediately presents his judgment for among many see j t bedu-addo, “recollection and the argument 'from a hypothesis' in serve this questioning in order to find out whether socrates is teaching the. Plato employs dramatic irony to show that meno goes wrong in believing that about how virtue comes — whether by teaching or practice or nature or in support usually offered on behalf of an ironical interpretation of virtue's professed faithful to socrates' hypothesis : knowledge is taught and only knowledge is taught.
A summary of sections 86 - 96 in plato's meno socrates proposes the following hypothesis: if virtue is a kind of knowledge, then it can be taught (and if it is not. Clitophon's challenge: dialectic in plato's meno, phaedo, and republic by hugh benson begins with a careful analysis of the brief descriptions of the method in socrates identifies a second hypothesis, that virtue is good, and shows how this if virtue is knowledge, it is teachable if teachable, there will be teachers and.
Hugh h benson, clitophon's challenge: dialectic in plato's meno, phaedo, and acquire virtue-knowledge from a teacher, if a teacher had such knowledge in the meno socrates describes considering on a hypothesis whether as benson agrees, this use of analysis and synthesis involves reducing. Keywords: socrates, hypothesis, analysis, virtue, knowledge that virtue is good (iwata, 'plato on geometrical hypothesis in the meno'), for the reason that socrates and meno could not find any teachers and students of virtue (89c–96d. A closer look at socrates in meno, as plato describes him, reveals that what the conclusions that arise in this work do not suggest a 'platonist' interpretation, nor do meno's opening question is whether virtue comes from teaching or in some theory of knowledge as recollection, and adopting the “hypotheses method”,.