Meno (Google eBook)
Plato studied under Socrates and was Aristotle's teacher. Together these three Greeks developed the basis of philosophical thinking for the entire Western world. Plato was also a writer, mathematician, and founder of the Academy in Athens, which was the first university in Europe. Meno is one of the earliest dialogues in which Plato seeks to define virtue. Socrates is asked can virtue be taught. His response is that he as yet cannot define virtue. Plato tries to answer the question what makes good people good. Plato brings up this question later in his work Protagoras.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - David.Alfred.Sarkies - LibraryThing
The book that I read this dialogue in also contained the Protagoras, which is a good pairing because both of them deal with the question of whether virtue can be taught (the Penguin edition uses the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - vegetarian - LibraryThing
This might be a starting place for our currently divided society since it addresses so MANY of our current controversies Read full review