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Plato's Meno

Scott, Dominic (2006) Plato's Meno. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 238 pp. ISBN 978-1-139-44922-9. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:44520)

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Abstract

Given its brevity, Plato's Meno covers an astonishingly wide array of topics: politics, education, virtue, definition, philosophical method, mathematics, the nature and acquisition of knowledge and immortality. Its treatment of these, though profound, is tantalisingly short, leaving the reader with many unresolved questions. This book confronts the dialogue's many enigmas and attempts to solve them in a way that is both lucid and sympathetic to Plato's philosophy. Reading the dialogue as a whole, it explains how different arguments are related to one another and how the interplay between characters is connected to the philosophical content of the work. In a new departure, this book's exploration focuses primarily on the content and coherence of the dialogue in its own right and not merely in the context of other dialogues, making it required reading for all students of Plato, be they from the world of classics or philosophy.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled keywords: Literary Collections / Essays, Philosophy / History & Surveys / Ancient & Classical
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Philosophy
Depositing User: Fiona Symes
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2014 15:14 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 13:30 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/44520 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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