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Unformatted text preview: under the great sophist Georgias. When Socrates perplexed Meno it was beneficial for him. This experience brought Meno down to earth. Socrates doing this allowed Meno to realize he is not all knowing. When a Sophist (Georgias) adopts a student (Meno), the Sophist instills his knowledge and ideals upon the student. That meant that the student did not have to seek out knowledge, but just absorb the knowledge of the sophist teacher The pressure applied to Meno by Socrates probably helped him realize that there is knowledge and ideals out there that Meno has yet to grasp. Knowing this Meno could now pursue new knowledge and disprove knowledge he was previously taught. Meno could use the very method Socrates used on him in his quest for knowledge. In this instance the Socratic Method worked to perfection....
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- Fall '08