Essays Tagged: "Meno"

An Interview with Bernard Lonergan What is "Critical Realism?" This essay delves into the theory of cognition posed by Lonergan, who was a Jesuit philosopher.

circles.b)How does your concept of "insight" apply to the following case: A person reads in Plato's Meno that "Learning is recollection."The simple act of reading, in this example the text of Plato's ... the empirical experience to an intellectual level of understanding. Therefore, as a person reads in Meno "Learning is recollection," that person will only have experienced the data. The reader must co ...

(17 pages) 133 0 4.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Plato's understanding of what the essence of knowledge.

it seems to be an impossible task to be able to come to know something without already knowing it. Meno points out "If we do not know what something is, if we try to find it how will we know when we ...

(6 pages) 256 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

History of Philosophy Meno's Paradox

ect faulty definitions. But how does he know when he has succeeded in finding the right definition? Meno raises an objection to the entire definitional search in the form of (what has been called) "Me ... itional search in the form of (what has been called) "Meno's Paradox," or "The Paradox of Inquiry" (Meno 80d-e).2. An Objection to Inquiry1. The argument reformulated:1. If you know what you're lookin ...

(4 pages) 88 1 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Socratic Definitions

Not just that there is such an answer, but that the inquirer is in possession of it.3. E.g., in the Meno, Socrates claims that you cannot answer a question about virtue ("Can it be taught?") until you ... instance, or a list of instances, rather than giving a general formula, or description.* Example at Meno 74c-d: objection to defining shape as roundness, or color as white or as white + a list of othe ...

(8 pages) 96 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Theory of recollection from Plato's writings about Socrates

y surprising that it can recollect things it knew before...". This makes sense if we have a look at Meno's Paradox, which tells us that "a man cannot search for what he knows - since he knows it, ther ... in time when our souls did not know anything and were given the chance to learn. This negates both Meno's Paradox (because the soul had to go from not knowing to knowing) and the Recollection theory ...

(1 pages) 13870 1 4.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Meno And The Theory Of Recollection

Meno?s Paradox and The Theory of Recollection Meno?s paradox is an argument in the form of a questio ... he Theory of Recollection Meno?s paradox is an argument in the form of a question. As it is written Meno asks, ?How will you look for something when you don?t know what it is.. or even if you come rig ... , thus making it possible to inquire and to be taught knowledge that one was not aware that one had.Meno?s paradox is, as Socrates states, a trick argument. Socrates tells Meno that he knows this argu ...

(5 pages) 27 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

The example of the slave boy in Plato's meno

The example of the slave boy in Plato's meno helps to support Plato's argument that we do not just have knowledge, and that we know things o ... ato is perhaps suggesting a posterion knowledge, which is based on observation.Socrates explains to Meno that ''we have lived man lives, seen things. and the soul has learned everything; we are able t ... actually know what it is; it leads us o yet another paradox.The example of the slave boy in Plato's meno introduces the theory of recollection in that we can only know things by remembering them from ...

(4 pages) 20 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Concurrent Philosophers with ideal cogitations.

er around but instead act upon their virtue and dedicate themselves to learning. Throughout Plato's Meno Socrates and Meno discuss the meaning of virtue and whether it can or cannot be taught. They co ... ether it can or cannot be taught. They come up with several definitions for virtue; each propose by Meno and rejected by Socrates. For I shall esteem myself truly fortunate if I find that I have been ...

(9 pages) 28 0 0.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy