Trang Ho - PHIL 285 - Second Summary

Trang Ho - PHIL 285 - Second Summary - Trang Ho PHIL 285...

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Trang Ho PHIL 285 Second Summary Meno I. “What is not a good definition of virtue” 1. A list of different kinds of virtues (men: managing public affairs, helping friends, harming enemies, protecting oneself; women: managing the home, protecting possessions, and being submissive to one’s husband) is not the definition of virtue. 2. A definition of virtue must refer to one thing that’s in common in all the individual examples of virtues. A definition, which is true in only one instance and not another, is not a good definition. (Meno said that “ruling over people” was virtue, but the definition was not true in a case of a slave) 3. Parts of a “thing” cannot be used to define that “thing” (Meno said “justice was virtue” but justice in fact is part of being virtuous, so he cannot use justice to define virtue) 4. A definition cannot contain the term to be defined. II. “Learning is a process of recollection” 1. The soul is immortal, it already knows everything. 2.
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