Meno's Paradox

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Is virtue something learned and can we learn things without already knowing them? Socrates defends the philosophy that if a man can recall one fact only, as long as he does not get tired of searching for it, then searching and learning are as a whole, a recollection. Meno does not understand this argument...
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Meno does not understand this argument. Socrates uses a discussion with a Greek boy you explain this to Meno. "Do you know that I square figure is like this", Socrates asks. "I do" the boy replies. He then asks, "Is a square is a four sided figure with equal sides?" Yes, he replies. Socrates questions the size, the lines and comes to asking that if the figure is two feet this way and one foot that way then the line would really be two feet...
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