During this vintage Socratic discussion from Plato, Socrates converses with Meno approximately how to find arête, or advantage. The discussion is critical for introducing Meno’s paradox, which issues the absurdity of an inquiry on any material approximately which the inquirer understands not anything. together with Platonic notions as to the immortality of the soul and the character of fact and information, Meno continues to be one a useful and stimulating paintings that also manages to perplex scholars of philosophy to this present day.
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