Essay heading: Meno's Paradox

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It is a type of knowledge; clearly able to be taught says Meno's. They both question virtue. Does is make us good? Yes. Beneficial? Yes. It comes from the soul, Socrates states. He doubts that virtue is knowledge, therefore unteachable and coming from within. To really say who is virtuous, and if it cannot be taught, then there can't be teachers because who is virtuous enough to teach it? Many people are virtuous, and for example, a virtuous man can do all he can to try to have virtuous children, but it cannot be bought and paid for and taught, it was to come from within the child and be there basically all along, although it becomes more prominent with age...
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To really say who is virtuous, and if it cannot be taught, then there can't be teachers because who is virtuous enough to teach it? Many people are virtuous, and for example, a virtuous man can do all he can to try to have virtuous children, but it cannot be bought and paid for and taught, it was to come from within the child and be there basically all along, although it becomes more prominent with age...
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