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Socrates : 470 399 BCE Plato: 427 347 BCE Aristotle: 384 327 BCE Plato was a student of Socrates Socrates didn’t write, Plato/Aristotle did Plato's dialogues with Socrates weren't necessarily exact transcripts Early Plato: More realistic views of Socrates Late Plato: Socrates more used as a mouthpiece for this own beliefs MENO: Socrates on VIRTUE & KNOWLEDGE: A. Virtue includes virtuous action as well as virtuous character B. Virtue requires knowledge of what virtue is, i.e., wisdom. (V ‐‐ > K) C. Knowledge of what virtue is, or wisdom, is sufficient for virtue itself. (K ‐‐ > V) D. Knowledge requires being able to give an account (a logos). E. Only knowledge (or wisdom) can be taught. (Meno 87c) Pasted from < http://link.lanic.utexas.edu/asnic/phillips/pages/302/Socknowledge%26virtue.html > Can virtue be lucky? Is Knowledge necessary for Virtue? Know is its bad Do it anyways Smoking: Is Knowledge sufficient for Virtue? MENO: (Socrates wants to know what Virtue is) Socrates disagrees… believes in a common link
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