Unformatted text preview: Victorious Baller March 11, 2008 PHIL 050 – Mr. Colin Hahn Midterm Exam Topic 1 – Word Count: 735 Meno’s paradox was first introduced by Plato in his dialogue Meno . In the dialogue, the inquiring Meno and famous philosopher Socrates are attempting to discover virtue. At first, Meno believes he has a strong grasp of what virtue is and asks different questions about the subject. Socrates quickly proves him wrong and states they first must figure out what virtue really is before building upon the concept. In their search to discover the definition of virtue, Meno becomes frustrated with Socrates and develops an argument against Socrates. Meno states that if one is searching to find something they know nothing about, it is impossible to look for it. He also states that if one does discover what they were looking for and thinks they found it, they cannot know it is indeed what they were pursuing because they know nothing about it. Plato forms a resolution to this famous argument within the remainder of the dialogue. Aristotle, a student of Plato and another famous philosopher, explains different answers on how to resolve dialogue....
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