Phl 101 week 8 lecture notes: plato"s meno, phaedo. To learn about virtue, beauty, etc, you need to be put in a situation where you are required to recollect your knowledge on these things. Only way to get to know those things is to think for himself, and recollect. How can there be equality if there are no equal things in the natural world. You apply this idea but you don"t know where you learned this idea. You apply senses everyday in concern to knowledge. You must have seen it somewhere to have applied it. You haven"t seen it but your soul has. It would be better if we tried to thinking for ourselves, instead of sitting out around and thinking we should not look for what we do not know (86b/c) Kind of know knowledge but kind of don"t, imprinted on our souls but you have to recollect it. Phl 101 week 9 lecture notes: plato"s republic: book i.