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Department
Biology
Course
BIOL 3330
Professor
svetelj
Semester
Fall

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MENO – another one of his students Can virtue be taught? Looking for one definition of virture, not many examples We want happiness but don’t know what it is st 1ndtry for an answer Meno says examples of virture for everyone 2  try says it is to rule 9/13/13 main question can be virtue be taught (pg 60­61) first try to answer gives many examples of virture (pg 62) second try to answer is to rule over people (pg 63) what we need to rule justly – again gave many examples (pg 66) third answer to desire beautiful things and have the power to acquire them sometimes the things we believe to be good, in reality hurt us (example of the soda, the good thief) (page 69) still breaks up virtue (page 70) Meno thinks he knows what virtue is so cannot learn even if he does not know, Socrates  trying to make him realize he does not know so he is willing to learn  (pg 71) theory of recollection, soul is immortal ­by having right question will have right answer as well (pg 78) starting position should be the one should search for the things one does not know (pg 79) assumes virtue is knowledge so it is teachable (pg 80­81) wisdom is kind of a knowledge, virtue is wisdom ­Who are our teachers? 9/16/13 (pg 83) Says that if looking for teachers go to sophists (pg 86­87) Families want best for children, so if virtue could be taught they would send them to  teachers (pg 88) must find virtue within us and some external source (per
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