Essay heading: Plato's Meno

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Socrates then tells Meno of the theory of recollection. Socrates first explains the soul of man is immortal and has been born many times. The soul already has learned everything from the past. This means, the soul has the ability to "recollect" information and knowledge from the past. To prove this Socrates asks a slave boy questions about a topic indirectly until he derives the answer to the question...
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This means, the soul has the ability to "recollect" information and knowledge from the past. To prove this Socrates asks a slave boy questions about a topic indirectly until he derives the answer to the question. Socrates never gave him any new knowledge but through his line of questioning the boy "recollected the answer...
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