Clitophon's Challenge Dialectic in Plato's Meno
, Phaedo and Republic.
(12) The fifth chapter "The Morality of the Master: On Plato's Meno
" explains the relevance and the urgency of such an exercise in times when moral philosophy is equivalent to negative sophistry.
"Anamnesis in Plato's Meno
and Phaedo," The Review of Metaphysics 13(1): 165-174.
A commentary on Plato's Meno
. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
(31) John Bremer, "Plato's Meno
and the Mystery of Learning," unpublished manuscript, May 2011, p.
In particular, I have found that reading Plato's Meno
(1984) alongside the Republic's (2005) allegory of the cave involves students in a drama that makes them self-conscious participants in the active pedagogy of a service-learning class.
Augustine starts from the worry in Plato's Meno
that one cannot search for something entirely unknown and engages with Plotinus's Ennead 5.3 in developing his own understanding of the mind's self-knowledge.
Given this perspective, Tolstoy's passage reads as an echo of a passage in Plato's Meno
dialogue, which features Socrates attempting to define virtue.
KNOWLEDGE, DISCOVERY AND REMINISCENCE IN PLATO'S MENO
This problem, which goes back to Plato's Meno
, can be stated as dilemma: in order for an analysis to be informative, one must be ignorant of the correct analysis, but in order to recognize a proposed analysis as correct, one cannot be ignorant of the correct analysis; thus, any analysis is either uninformative or cannot be recognized as correct.
They muse on Plato's Meno
and feud with John Dewey.
Since mathematics and how best to teach it have been subjects of inquiry for at least two and a half millennia (see, for example, Socrates's use of what could be called "direct" instruction in Plato's Meno
), 1989 seems fairly recent.