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Study Questions for the Meno 1. What is the first question of the Meno? What is the second question? How are they related? 2. What is Meno’s first definition of virtue? What is wrong with it according to Socrates? 3. What is Meno’s second definition of virtue? What is wrong with it according to Socrates? 4. Around 79e (p. 127) Meno accuses Socrates of merely attempting to reduce him and others to perplexity. How does Socrates respond to this? 5. Socrates’ response involves a distinction between two kinds of skepticism. What are they? 6. What is Meno’s Paradox? How does Socrates respond? 7. What two important points is the slave boy demonstration supposed to show? 8. How does the slave demonstration represent important features of the dialogue between
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Unformatted text preview: Socrates and Meno? 9. Is knowledge necessary for right leadership? Socrates response? 10. How does Socrates explain the difference between true belief and knowledge? 11. In what ways is dialogue necessary in the search for truth and knowledge? 12. What does the dialogue suggest about the things that can cause dialogue to fail with respect to this end (in question 11)? 13. How does Socrates ultimately answer the question about whether virtue can be taught? How does this answer suggest that the original question was inadequate? 14. Does the dialogue involve progress in the search for the truth about virtue? 15. How does this dialogue relate to the Allegory of the Cave? (How are we imprisoned? What are the shadows?)...
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