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Study Questions for Plato’s  Meno 1. What is “virtue”?  What is its connection to morality?  And what is morality, anyway?  What, if anything, does it have to do with being the best kind of person?  (Is there a best  kind of person, or are all people equal?  Isn’t the very idea that some people are better  than others because of their virtue or morality a little obnoxious?) 2. Morality is “relative” or “subjective,” right?  What does that mean, really?  Give three  more examples of “subjective” or “relative” matters and three examples of “objective”  matters.  What makes objective, subjective, and relative things different?  (One thing to  think about:  What are “objects,” “subjects,” and “relations”?)  Are there any things that  are relative but not subjective? 3. Would Socrates have agreed that morality is “relative”?  (He wouldn’t have used or  recognized this terminology, of course.)  Why or why not?  What is the clearest case of an  “objective” issue that you can think of?  Would Socrates agree that your example is really  an objective matter? 4. The  Meno  begins with the question, “Can virtue be taught?”  Never mind what Socrates  thinks, what do  you  think about this?  Why might we think that it obviously can, and why  might we think it obviously can’t? 5.
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This note was uploaded on 03/14/2010 for the course PHYSICS 101 taught by Professor Wormer during the Spring '08 term at Aarhus Universitet.

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