Augustine starts from the worry in Plato's Meno
that one cannot search for something entirely unknown and engages with Plotinus's Ennead 5.
Dobell provides an interesting account of Augustine's early epistemology, and its relation to Plato's paradox of learning, as it is found in Plato's Meno
For references, see Bluck, Plato's Meno
[Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1964], 199-200.
In what follows, I argue that we ought actively and seriously to consider certain lessons to be learned from continued study of Plato's Meno
NOT EVEN NOW: his prose is so tight and lucid that even in your relative mathematical illiteracy you'll be surprised to discover, like Plato's Meno
, that you already knew how to draw the inferences.
The problem, which first came to light in Plato's Meno
, is to explain how knowledge is more epistemically valuable than mere true belief.
Subsequent to an argument presented in Plato's Meno
(86 b-c), a tradition of pragmatic arguments developed in philosophy, especially in connection with religious beliefs.
We know what we think about Plato's Meno
, but what did its first readers think?
8) In Plato's Meno
, Socrates says that "for more than forty years all Greece failed to notice that Protagoras was corrupting his classes and sending his pupils away in a worse state than when he took charge of them.
00--As part of the Cambridge Studies in the Dialogues of Plato, Scott's Plato's Meno
is an excellent contribution.
In the philosophy of Merleau-Ponty, learning is not a paradox, as suggested in Plato's Meno
, but the fundamental form of experience.