Lecture 11206

Lecture 11206 - Lecture 11/2/06 Phil 115 Meno Opening...

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Lecture 11/2/06 Phil 115 Meno Opening Question-search for a definition o Some old and tried, stale move. o Can virtue be taught? Attempts at a series of definitions Meno is reduced to a state known as aporia - a poria –way through. “puzzled?” perplexity. 4 components o Paradox of Inquiry o The Theory of Recollection o The Demonstration with the slave boy o A closing argument o Opening Question again. The shift from can virtue be taught to hey first you’ve got to define it. Socrates is busy taking himself out of the game- Socratic ignorance, having someone else help him with it. Socrates has new methods. Thinking of foundation, basic assumptions we need to make. True belief and knowledge. Unclear why definition has to come first. Priority of definition o Definitions are the first things you know and then the rest comes on the basis of the definition o Have to know the definition first before you can stay anything else about the subject at hand. (strong and implausible) When we search for definitions we gotta have something to base our search upon. Without a definition you have zilch
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2010 for the course CHEM 105ALg taught by Professor Bau during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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Lecture 11206 - Lecture 11/2/06 Phil 115 Meno Opening...

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