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Meno tries again to define virtue: it is "to find joy in beautiful things and have power."

Socrates shows that Meno has once again shown his personality by implicitly understanding virtue simply in terms of power, here the power to get the things a person wants. What is Socrates's argument, and what do you think of it, especially the "no one wants bad things" part? Is it in fact possible to want something you know is bad? (Does "bad" really equal "bad for you"? Will succeeding at being evil always injure you or make you "unhappy"?)


i don't know how to reword the question to go abide the guidelines here but if i could just get a general idea as this is an essay question.

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