to wait, stand still
memory, a pun on Meno's name
What is Meno described as being?
How was Meno killed?
a Persian king, named Mnemon, had Meno executed; this is a pun on "scattered memory"
meno refutes the possibility of learning b/c he is losing the debate
why is Meno's argument a problem for philosophy? (logos)
a threat to the pursuit of essences, aka philosophy
Discovery v. recollection
DISCOVERY: Meno - We can only know what our minds are capable of knowing;
RECOLLECTION: before we were born we were exposed to complete knowledge, therefore we have access to total knowledge
"What is Arete?" how does Meno explain this? Why is this wrong?
he lists types of virtues: virtue of a man, woman, slave, soldier, etc. It's wrong because he is giving INSTANCES of virtues, not the essence of it
Who is Meno?
He is greedy and essentially a conman who exploits people for money. He considers virtue to be something that he can "get"
Who is the historian who provides us with information about Meno?
Who is the teacher of Meno?
What 2 ideas does the slave boy demonstration illustrate?
1. example of individual critical thinking (Meno is not capable of this because he is "all-memory" and relies heavily on others' knowledge instead of using his own brain);
2. Example of recollection in action