Socrates: Meno

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Philosophy

 

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Jim H

 

Date added:

January 3, 2016

 

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University

 

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A

 

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Now nobody really knows where knowledge comes from, but Socrates has a good idea. In Meno, Socrates says that knowledge is all recollection. He basically says that we all already possess all knowledge, but the key is in recollection of this supposed knowledge. Socrates belief that we all possess knowledge from previous experiences makes sense, in a way...
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Socrates believes that the soul is not mortal and it knows everything that is in existence, because your soul supposedly existed in a previous life. He is saying that the true source of knowledge comes from our souls, which in many ways I agree with him. While most of this may seem hard to understand, the whole idea of your soul being reborn from a previous life is a little far fetched...
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